2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Shaw's Albuca Overview
A summer growing and winter dormant bulbous plant, flowering in spring with tall spikes of nodding yellow flowers with a green stripe. It grows on cliffs and rocky grassland at elevations of 150–2400 m in nature. This albuca needs a spot with minimal competition from other plants.
Common problems with Shaw's Albuca
No known pests and diseases, but do not over-water.
Shaw's Albuca Companion Plants
Natural companions would be grasses.
How to harvest Shaw's Albuca
Does produce seeds, even more so if helped by hand pollination. Harvest the seed when fully mature at the end of the flowering season.
How to propagate Shaw's Albuca
Start seed in pots in spring or late winter, it does not self sow readily. Use a good draining or sandy mix.
Special features of Shaw's Albuca
Should be planted alone in containers.
Slender, erect flower stems, up to 30 cm, bearing many nodding yellow flowers that has an almond scent.
Other uses of Shaw's Albuca
A worthwhile garden subject for sun or semi-shade. Plant in a grassland garden among small grasses where the bell-like nodding yellow flowers appear above the grass.