Bowiea volubilis, Schizobasopsis volubilis, Climbing Onion, Sea Onion

Bowiea volubilis, Schizobasopsis volubilis

Climbing Onion, Sea Onion
Family: Asparagaceae    (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Origin: South Africa
Plant with caudexVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterDeciduous plant

In cold regions, the Bowiea volubilis can be grown outdoors if protected in the winter, or it can be grown as a houseplant in a slightly bigger pot. It should be kept warm and away from cold drafts, and it should not be exposed to temperatures below freezing. Abundant light is necessary all year round, preferably full sun and for no more than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. It should be watered every two weeks during the winter, and once per week during the summertime. It should also be fertilized once a month during the active growth season.

The Bowiea volubilis is deciduous and can easily tolerate some dryness between waterings. During the winter, water should be restricted and the plant should be placed in semi-shade. This plant can be easily propagated by carefully digging the bulbs that have spread around the parent plant and replanting them. It is a great low maintenance plant and can easily be grown in USDA zones 9-11

Overall, The Bowiea volubilis is an easy to care for and beautiful plant which can bring a unique, exotic touch to any home or garden.

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