This is a succulent bulb with long, pendulous, evergreen leaves. It needs very little care. The bulb grows on top of the soil. It makes babies on the side under the skin of the bulb, and they burst the outer skin when large enough- hence the name. Mature mother bulbs will produce a tall spike of green and white starry flowers. It is one of the easiest plants to grow, and likes well-drained soil. Albuca bracteata is a flowering plant often found among the collection of succulent fanciers, because of the green opalescent, exposed bulb with curious little bulblets that form on the bulb layers, causing ‘pregnant’ looking bumps until the layer sloughs off to reveal the bulblets. Leaves are green, semi-succulent, strap-like, up to 2 feet (60 cm) long and up to 2 inches (5 cm) wide. Inflorescences are spikes, up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall, capped by small white fragrant flowers with green, central stripes, often produced in different seasons.