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Albuca setosa bloom size bulb

White, upward facing flowers have a broad green stripe along the middle of each petal.  Fleshy, bright green leaves emerge with the flowers in the spring and die back in the fall.  Native to Namaqualand in South Africa, it will tolerate arid conditions.

(Hyacinthaceae) Albuca means white and setosa means bristly, referring to the brown fibers that develop at the base of the leaves .  This bulb will ship when dormant from fall through spring.  If you place an order with other plants, it will ship separately from the rest of your order.


Light: Full sun

Water: Moderate.  Drought tolerant when established.

Soil: Average well-drained.

Fertilizer: Relatively heavy feeder, so a slow-release fertilizer is appreciated.  I use a peat-based potting mix with a generous helping of extra pummice added.

Hardiness: USDA Zone 8

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