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Bowiea volubilis - Climbing Sea Onion - Bulb

$ 14.00

Bowiea volubilis is often called Climbing Sea Onion, but it's actually a member of the Asparagus family. It is a rare bulbous succulent from Southern Africa that grows long vines of delicate, lacy foliage from an onion-like bulb. This plant has a seasonal growth cycle: the Climbing Sea Onion's vines will die back after it flowers in late summer. The vines will turn brown and should be clipped off the plant. Each spring, we look forward to the emergence of new vines!


Light: Bright indirect light -- a Southern or Western exposure
• Water: Water as soil approaches dryness. Take care not to overwater.
• Considerations: 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 that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 2" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. Please note, we are sending plants with no foliage or just a few sprouts. The lacy foliage is very delicate and does not ship well. But  the plants will quickly grow with the right care.

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

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Deborah S.
United States
Sea Onion is unique

I received my Sea Onion in the mail this week. It was VERY well packaged. There was no way it could have been damaged in shipping!!!! The plant is extremely small but very healthy. I can’t wait to see it grow and mature. I am very pleased with my purchase.