Why is my Frizzle Sizzle Dying

Why is my Frizzle Sizzle Dying? (Here’s Why & How to Fix It!)

Overwatering could be the reason why your Frizzle sizzle is dying. Frizzle sizzle leaves straighten out when the plant doesn’t get adequate sunlight.

Albuca spiralis, commonly called the Corkscrew Albuca or Frizzle sizzle is an indoor plant with beautiful foliage. These plants are kept for their curly foliage.

Frizzle sizzle is a fragrant plant that grows from a bulb. If you grow succulents already, growing Frizzle sizzle is easy for you as it needs almost the same care.

Why is my Frizzle sizzle not curling?

Frizzle sizzle plant leaves don’t curl if the plant gets less light than needed. Frizzle sizzle leaves grow out curly if the plant gets an adequate amount of sunlight.

You need to make sure your Frizzle sizzle gets enough sunlight. The location of your plant is crucial if you want to keep it healthy.

Frizzle sizzle thrives in bright light. Place your Frizzle sizzle near a south-facing window for the best results. Filtered sunlight works the best for your Frizzle sizzle.

Flower stalk affects the Frizzle sizzle curls

Frizzle sizzle does give out flowers, shocked? The flowers are yellowish-green in color, they aren’t that pretty. Flowers grow on a stalk.

Flower stalk causes the leaf straightening of the new leaves that come out. This is done to make room for the flower stalk.

You can cut the flower stalk with a sterilized pair of pruning shears. The new, upcoming foliage will be curly if you do this.

How do you curl a Frizzle Sizzle?

Frizzle Sizzle leaves grow out curly if the plant gets adequate sunlight. If the Frizzle sizzle doesn’t get enough sunlight the leaves straighten out.

Curly leaves do not straighten out. Straight leaves can’t be curled. Once they emerge from the trunk they stay the way they are.

Frizzle Sizzle Drooping

Overwatering is the reason why your Frizzle sizzle is drooping. Overwatering creates waterlogged conditions in the soil.

Prolonged waterlogged conditions rot the roots of your Frizzle sizzle. The leaves of the Frizzle sizzle turn yellow in response to overwatering.

How often to water Frizzle sizzle?

Water your Frizzle sizzle once a week when the plant is actively growing. Check the soil with your finger and water the plant if the soil is dry to touch.

Frizzle sizzle goes dormant in the summer. Stop watering your plant until the plant grows new foliage in the winters.

Why is my Frizzle Sizzle turning brown?

Tips of the Frizzle sizzle turn brown when the plant gives out a flower stalk. Overwatering and Underwatering can turn the Frizzle sizzle leaves brown too.

Frizzle sizzle leaf tips turn brown when the plant produces a flower stalk. This happens because the plant drives all its resources into producing blossoms.

Should I let my Frizzle Sizzle flower?

You may want to cut off the flower stalk to keep the plant in good condition. Flower stalk drains away a lot of resources and energy from the Frizzle sizzle plant.

Cut the flower stalk with a sterilized pair of pruning shears. Do this only if you think it helps the plant establish better.

Cut the flower stalk only if you don’t like the brown tips of the leaves. I’d leave the plant alone and just do its natural process.

Frizzle sizzle root rot/Overwatering

Overwatering causes Frizzle sizzle leaves to turn brown. The leaves first turn yellow and droopy, then they turn brown.

Overwatering causes waterlogged conditions. Waterlogged conditions favor the growth of fungi. Fungal pathogens eat away the roots causing root rot.

You need to make sure the pot has drainage holes and they’re working well. Make sure the potting mix drains water well.

Water your plant consciously. Check the soil with your fingers and water the plant if the soil is dry to touch.


Underwatering can also be the reason why Frizzle sizzle leaves turn brown. Do check the soil with your fingers to know when to water the plant.

Water the plant only when the top portion of the soil feels dry to touch. Get a soil moisture meter if you want to measure the moisture precisely.

Underwatered Frizzle sizzle’s leaves turn brown and dry. This is what differentiates the plant from an overwatered plant.

If your plant is affected by underwatering you may want to water the plant thoroughly so that the root ball becomes wet.

Your Frizzle sizzle should bounce back soon, give it some time.

Frizzle Sizzle Dormancy

Frizzle sizzle goes into dormancy in the summer. Frizzle sizzle loses all its leaves and stays dormant till the winter comes.

Frizzle sizzle grows its leaves again in the winter considering the bulb is healthy.

How do you take care of a Frizzle Sizzle during dormancy?

If you don’t water your Frizzle sizzle, the leaves turn brown. The plant looks like it’s dying but don’t worry it’s just resting.

You can keep your Frizzle sizzle moist even during the summer. I’ve tried doing this and the plant took it nicely and stayed green.

The curled leaves will stay like that if you keep the potting mix moist even in the summer. Remember that this is possible but I’m not sure if you could achieve the same.

Happy Gardening 🙂