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Albuca bracteata

Unusual bulbous plant with a showy, glossy green bulb growing above ground, up to 10 cm in diameter. Long pale-green leaves and tall spikes of fragrant flowers. Easy growing. It takes hard drought and frost to about -4 C.

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Albuca bracteata is an unusual bulbous plant from South Africa with a showy, glossy green bulb growing above ground, up to 10 cm in diameter. Leaves are pale-gree, long and a produces tall spikes of fragrant flowers.

This species is easy to grow. It takes hard drought and frost to about -4 C. The bulbs rest , leafless, during the dry summers of the Mediterranean climate, but can rest at any time of the year when water is suspended. Larger bulbs produce bulbils on their sides. Leaves are semi-succulent, drooping and grow to 40-60 cm in length. Inflorescences are spikes of white fragrant flowers with green, central stripes, often produced in different seasons.

Albuca bracteata was formerly called Ornithogalum caudatum.

We will ship one adult bulb, often rooted, with some bulblets. It can be dormant or leafy according to the time of the year. In case it is growing, we may cut off some leaves for the shipment. We ship it worldwide.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 30cm-40cm
Botanical family Asparagaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Green
Color White
To avoid any delays and loss of parcels due to excess postal transit in December, all orders received after November 19th will be shipped on January 14th