I am not familiar with this plant but couldn't resist trying some of the little bulbs. One now has new growth. The other one in this pot is still firm but no growth yet. The other little pot has three firm bulbs in it with no new growth on any of those.
What to expect from Boweia nana?
Mine likes water and bright light. It blooms in the late summer/early fall with a long flower stalk for many small white stripped flowers. It makes lots of bulblets and they fill the pot over time.
Oops, cross posted with you, helenchild.
I have been watering fairly frequently and letting the soil dry. It is sitting next to a south window so does get the bright light. Do you stake it or ?
I just use a coat hanger to stake it. Mine is in semi hydroponics so it has water all year round. It has been under lights all winter. I will put it outside for the summer in full sun.
In looking up B. nana, it seems to be the same plant as the B. volubilis. It can take full or part sun.
I was mistaking this for Ornithogalum longibracteatum, or pregnant onion. The B. volubilis (sea onion) is nice too but has little tiny flowers on their long climbing stems. Mine is flowering now. I don't stake it per se but I fine it something to climb up on. Same thing I guess. When bulb reaches some critical point it splits in to two. It grows more in the winter and likes plenty of water then.