Schizobasis
Schizobasis intricata

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Schizobasis (ski-zo-BAY-sis) (Info)
Species: intricata (in-tree-KAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pasadena, California

Simi Valley, California

Clemmons, North Carolina

Toronto, Ontario

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 26, 2009, lazepherine from Seattle, WA wrote:

This delicate looking little vine is pretty tough, and seems to do well with around 4 hours of sun a day. It's very drought tolerant: when I first found it there was no foliage and the caudex was shriveled and lumpy from lack of water. One good watering and it plumped up just fine, in a week it was sending up green growth. I recommend sharp draining, succulent cacti potting mix, and weekly or biweekly (every other week) watering in spring and summer when it has foliage. Not sure where it's from, but its got a lot of character

Positive

On Apr 26, 2004, nancyanne from Lafayette, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Somewhat of a cousin to Bowiea volubilis, its growth habit and cultural needs are similar. My 3-year-old seedling is ~3/4" diameter and 1" tall; I believe the russet color of both bulb and foliage may be due to too strong light.
Unless I am doing something wrong, this plant is quite slow-growing. However, like many of the fat-bottomed plants, it has charm.