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Albuca viscosa
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape: Northern Cape:


This attractive winter growing bulb is distributed in the western and Karoo parts of South Africa.

The plants are often confused with Albuca spiralis or Albuca bruce-bayeri but unlike the latter the leaves are usually mostly coiled in the upper half and coil sideways. The leaves are also sticky, a feature seemingly missing in Albuca spiralis.

Albuca viscosa and Albuca spiralis flower at the end of the growing season while Albuca bruce-bayeri flowers in autumn. All three species have pendulous flowers.

Propagation is by seed or by dividing the bulbs.

It is a rewarding species to grow.


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Albuca viscosa in flower. Flowers. Plants in habitat east of Oudtshoorn. A plant in cultivation.



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