Bowiea volubilis - Climbing Sea Onion

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Bowiea volubilis is a rare vining succulent from Southern Africa that grows long vines of delicate, lacy foliage from an onion-like bulb. Although the plant is called Climbing Sea Onion, Bowiea volubilis is actually a member of the Asparagus family. The bulb is formed by overlapping scaly layers that can grow up to 8" in diameter, and when in active growth, sends out fast-growing, lacy stems. It is easy to care for and a curious oddity to add to one’s collection. We love this unusual plant!

Nestle bulb into succulent soil, water, and wait! These plants will surprise you with their quick growth after they are settled into their new home.


Light: Bright, indirect light.
• Water: Water as soil approaches dryness. Take care not to overwater.
• Considerations: This plant will often go dormant before growing a longer, thicker vine. Keep plant dry during its dormancy. Resume watering when plant shows new growth. Use well-draining soil when repotting.


You'll get a healthy Bowiea volubilis bulb that meets our rigorous quality standards. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

Planter, trellis, and wooden plant stand sold separately. 

Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!

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