Plant Care Corkscrew Albuca

Corkscrew Albuca

4.1 out of 5 (19 experiences)

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

Also known as

Frizzle Sizzle, Frizzle Sizzle and Curly Succulent

Taxonomy

Albuca spiralis
Albuca
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Corkscrew Albuca

💦 Water

How often to water your Corkscrew Albuca

Water needs for Corkscrew Albuca
0.5 cups
every 12

Corkscrew Albuca needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Corkscrew Albuca

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Frizzle Sizzle in your home

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

Corkscrew Albuca 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 Corkscrew Albuca in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Corkscrew Albuca

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Corkscrew Albuca: 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 Corkscrew Albuca after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Corkscrew Albuca thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Frizzle Sizzle Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Corkscrew Albuca may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Frizzle Sizzle Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Frizzle Sizzle Toxicity to Cats →

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💨 Humidity

Corkscrew Albuca doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Frizzle Sizzle Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Corkscrew Albuca does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Frizzle Sizzle →

When and How to Successfully Repot Frizzle Sizzle →


💩 Fertilizer

Corkscrew Albuca is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Frizzle Sizzle →


🌎 Native Region

Corkscrew Albuca is native to South and Eastern Africa.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Corkscrew Albuca

Corkscrew Albuca

Corkscrew Albuca


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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

Corkscrew Albuca has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Corkscrew Albuca has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Corkscrew Albuca has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Corkscrew Albuca has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Corkscrew Albuca has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Corkscrew Albuca has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Chris avatar
@Chris
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe Pinole, CA
10/27/2021

Likes damp but not moist soil and rotate 1/4 turn every few days to keep the “coiled” leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
@KateSobczak avatar
@@KateSobczak
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 11,278 XP
globe Richmond, VA
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 1,552 XP
globe Milwaukee, WI
06/28/2021

Grows stupidly fast lol

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@GabbyStarr avatar
@@GabbyStarr
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 281 XP
globe Houston, TX
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 47 Plants
xp 2,357 XP
globe East Providence, RI
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 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA
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, CA
02/23/2021

no

Browns easily Browns easily

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