4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)
Also known as
Pregnant Onion, Pregnant Onion, False sea onion and Sea-onion
How to care for Albuca Bracteata
Albuca Bracteata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Albuca Bracteata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Albuca Bracteata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I find these guys absolutely charming. They push out a super long flower stalk I usually need to lean against the window frame, with a cluster of white flowers that will open in waves from the bottom up. The bulb base will start to shrivel when a watering is needed, I use a terracotta pot and succulent potting mix, they’re very receptive to bottom watering and will quickly recover to a beautiful succulent bulb beneath any loose skin. The skin is perfectly normal and where the “babies” come from. The long leaf tips will droop once they get too big and often crisp at the end at normal household humidity. They’ll thrive on the sunniest windowsill you can find them.