Plant Care Albuca Spiralis
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Albuca Spiralis

4.3 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Albuca Spiralis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Albuca Spiralis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Frizzle Sizzle, Frizzle Sizzle, Curly Succulent and Corkscrew Albuca

Taxonomy

Albuca spiralis
Albuca
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Albuca Spiralis

Water

How often to water your Albuca Spiralis

Water needs for Albuca Spiralis
0.5 cups
every 9

Albuca Spiralis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Albuca Spiralis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Frizzle Sizzle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Albuca Spiralis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Albuca Spiralis 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Albuca Spiralis in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Albuca Spiralis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Albuca Spiralis: repot after 2X growth

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 Spiralis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Albuca Spiralis

Albuca Spiralis

Albuca Spiralis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Albuca Spiralis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Albuca Spiralis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Albuca Spiralis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Albuca Spiralis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Albuca Spiralis has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Albuca Spiralis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Albuca Spiralis has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Katesobczak avatar
@Katesobczak
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 2,371 XP
globe Colorado Springs, Colorado
09/14/2021

Goes through phases seasonally where it “dies” and then comes back with straight leaves and then the leaves curl and the stalk grows and then flowers. I love this plant and it lives outside in the summer and inside in winter (Colorado).

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Mariahmusic avatar
@Mariahmusic
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,320 XP
globe West Allis, Wisconsin
06/28/2021

Grows stupidly fast lol

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Gabbystarr avatar
@Gabbystarr
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 107 XP
globe Houston, Texas
06/25/2021

Easy for beginners. It was my first plant, I’ve had it for over 2 years without killing it

Survivor Survivor
Mosunny avatar
@Mosunny
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 430 XP
05/25/2021

I literally love frizzles so much. They’re funky, easy to grow, bloom once a year with weird green flowers. Literally my favorite plant ever.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Lynnec222 avatar
@Lynnec222
leaf-1 81 Plants
xp 1,545 XP
globe East Providence, Rhode Island
05/11/2021

This Curly Whirly Cutie 🌀🌀🌀is such a fun plant. It likes the sun & will reward you with a long stalk with pretty flowers popping out of the center. Tips of curly leaves will turn brown especially after blooming, but new baby growth will quickly take over & have the brown leaves a distant memory 😉

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 5,664 XP
globe Highland, California
04/02/2021

Very very fragile. The wind knocked it over and it lost all but one “hair.” 😫

Survivor Survivor
Tyra avatar
@Tyra
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 226 XP
globe Modesto, California
02/23/2021

no

Browns easily Browns easily

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