The name probably derives from the Latin albus, in relation to the fact that the first, discovery had white flowers. a genus to which rustic or semi-rustic plants belong, bulbous, with white or yellow flowers, found in tropical and southern Africa.
Cultivated species of Albuca:
A. altissima (50-60 cm), whose flowers are white and bloom in April; A. aurea (40 cm), with yellow flowers that bloom in May; Albuca fastigiata, up to m 1 in height, with white flowers in May; Albuca nelsonii (m 1), with white flowers in April-May.
the bulbs can be placed in light and well-drained soil outdoors, possibly in a sunny corner and little exposed in the colder regions. To protect them from frost they are kept in the greenhouse or at home, using a soil composed of two parts of the fibrous earth, a part of sand and a part of peat and leaves, mixed in equal parts. They are invaded in November, placing three or four bulbs at 6-7 cm deep for each 10 cm diameter vase; they are kept in the dark until the beginning of the germination; during the growth period they are watered freely, but this operation is suspended after flowering. The flowers, slightly perfumed, are carried by a rigid scape that rises above the ribbon-like leaves. Outdoors the bulbs are planted at the end of winter, at a depth of 10 cm and are removed in late autumn, after the fall of the leaves. In the milder climate regions, they can be left on the ground, with light plastic protections or other.