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Albuca shawii (Dwarf yellow albuca)

Intermediate
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Albuca shawii

Other names

Dwarf yellow albuca

Genus

Albuca Albuca

Species

A. shawii - A. shawii is an upright, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with fleshy, narrowly linear, somewhat sticky, mid-green leaves and, throughout summer, erect racemes of pendent, fragrant, bell-shaped, yellow flowers with pale green central stripes.


Albuca shawii is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with the bulb and sap may cause skin irritation. All parts are poisonous if ingested.

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation

Tends to produce new plants from bud scales. Remove offsets when dormant. Sow seed at 13-18C when ripe.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Albuca shawii (Dwarf yellow albuca) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Gravel, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Conservatory, Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Rock

Cultivation

Plant 8-10cm deep in spring in fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand & leafmould in full light. Keep dry in dormancy.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Albuca shawii

Other names

Dwarf yellow albuca

Genus

Albuca Albuca

Species

A. shawii - A. shawii is an upright, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with fleshy, narrowly linear, somewhat sticky, mid-green leaves and, throughout summer, erect racemes of pendent, fragrant, bell-shaped, yellow flowers with pale green central stripes.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact with the bulb and sap may cause skin irritation. All parts are poisonous if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation

Tends to produce new plants from bud scales. Remove offsets when dormant. Sow seed at 13-18C when ripe.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Albuca shawii (Dwarf yellow albuca) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Gravel, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Conservatory, Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Rock

Cultivation

Plant 8-10cm deep in spring in fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand & leafmould in full light. Keep dry in dormancy.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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