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Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’

This succulent has green leaves that grow up from a bulb. As the leaves grow, they curl into spirals, giving this succulent its name. Watch for green or yellow flowers that smell like vanilla in the early spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent.
    Do not over-water in winter

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets and seeds

  • Can be toxic to people and pets

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle'

Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' is a fun collector's specimen. It grows well indoors when given adequate light. If you find the leaves of your 'Frizzle Sizzle' are not curling, this is typically a sign of over-watering.

Watering

'Frizzle Sizzle' should be watered using the "soak and dry" method described in this post. It's typical for this succulent to lose its leaves in the heat when dormant; when this occurs, water only occasionally, being careful not to over-water.

While you should water more frequently during its growing season, it can be easy to over-water 'Frizzle Sizzle', making it prone to root rot.

Where to Plant

‘Frizzle Sizzle' is not cold-hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors.

This plant needs plenty of air circulation and low humidity to avoid powdery mildew.

How to Propagate Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle'

'Frizzle Sizzle' can be propagated by offsets and seeds.

Offsets

To grow 'Frizzle Sizzle' from offsets, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove an offset from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Seeds

Seeds can be collected from the flowers of Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' and then planted.

When growing 'Frizzle Sizzle' from seed, be sure that the temperature is warmer, or you are using a grow light and seed warmer. Sow seeds in well-draining soil, watering whenever the soil is dry. Germination can take several weeks or longer, depending on your growing environment.