“Albuca” Genus

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This genus comprises over 100 species. It belongs to the Hyacinthaceae family and is a native of southern and eastern Africa. A few species in this genus can be found in the Arabian Peninsula and northern Africa. Plants in the Albuca genus are also referred to as slime lilies. This genus grows from bulbs underground. Albuca’s flowers face upward, but some are of the nodding variety. Their colors can be anything between white and green, and some of them are yellow. All flowers in the species except the green ones have a green stripe running from the top to the bottom on the outermost petal.

Leaves in plants come in many shapes and forms. Some are just ordinary, but some species in this genus can be kept only for their leaves due to their unique appearance. The plant is quite hardy. It can survive drought and bare soils but in the genus aren’t frost-hardy.

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