• Bowiea volubilis

Bowiea volubilis

Climbing Onion, Sea Onion
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Interesting bulbous succulent
  • Green string-like growth
  • Rambling, climbing habit
  • Tender
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Description

Bowiea volubilis, Climbing Onion, is a curious bulbous succulent, endemic to the South and Eastern countries of Africa that sends out a thin green vine in the growing season that straggles and climbs on any support it is given. It bears tiny green flowers but it is for its odd bulbous caudiciform-like nature that you will probably feel compelled to grow Bowiea volubilis. In time, the bulbs divide - quite literally - splitting down the middle to form two new bulbs and this unusual habit is a genuine joy in slow-motion and re-kindles anew a sense of wonder and awe at the natural world.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Scilloideae
Synonyms Bowiea volubilis subsp volubilis, Ophiobostryx volubilis, Schizobasopsis volubilis,
Geographical Origin South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola.
Cultivation Dry, well-drained substrate. Keep dry during winter dormancy but water well during the growing season. Full sun or partial shade
Eventual Height 50--60cm
Eventual Spread 20cm
Hardiness Tender in UK conditions. It is cold tolerant and will briefly take sub-zero temperature and even a very light frost but really, this needs to be kept dry and is not one for over-wintering outdoors in the UK. Tempting though!

Bowiea volubilis

Climbing Onion, Sea Onion
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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