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Albuca spiralis is in the Hyacinthaceae family ~ given it's name by Carl Linnaeus the younger in 1786, and is found in the Cape Province, South Africa on the sand plains. It's a winter-grower, and doesn't need much water in the summer. The bulb will grow to 25 centimetres and the corkscrew leaves to 50 centimetres. The fine bell-shaped flowers are white-greenish. It can be reproduced both by clusters and seeds. The difference between spiralis and namaquensis is that the foliage of the namaquensis is described as hairy or scaly, and spiralis is smooth and the leaves are fatter, not so wiry as namaquensis. Winter grower, bulb with narrow, feathery deciduous leaves and long bloom stalks. It is similar to Ornithogalum longibracteatu aka pregnant onion in the way new bulbs push through the existing bulb's skin. The upright flowers have white tepals with green keels, and the inner tepals are yellow-tipped.