Albuca bracteata - Pregnant Onion

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Pregnant Onion (Albuca bracteata) (Manning & Goldblatt): A succulent bulb that bears a strong resemblance to an onion. It can be planted with the top of the bulb above ground, exposing any of its small, green bulbil offsets. It sprouts broad, green leaves that fountain from the bulb. In the spring or summer, it blooms in a burst of white flowers with green midstripes to their petals.

This is a winter-growing bulb that goes dormant and loses its leaves each summer after blooming. Keep the bulb dry through its summer dormancy and resume watering as the leaves re-sprout in fall.

PLEASE NOTE: When the flower stalks are growing, the tips of the leaves often turn brown. This is a normal occurrence and new leaves will sprout in the fall.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright sunlight, good drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Bloom Color

Green Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding

Seasonality

Summer Dormant Partial

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Lots of Offsets

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures

THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 10+

10

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