plants in garden with vines growing on all the surrounding vegetation
Just as the plant awakens from dormancy, you can briefly see its only leaf for the year, alongside the flower stem to come.
The tiny flowers are about 8-10mm or one third to one half inch across.
Also called the hideous sea onion or horrible sea onion. It is neither hideous nor horrible. Nor is it voluble!
Growing outdoors in SAnta Barbara California (zone 10a)
Bowiea Bulbs; keep bulbs pot-bound to encourage growth and splitting of bulbs.
Succulent from Madagaskar" green ball shaped basis with long thin offshoot growing from the center
The aerial part of the plant is a green, fleshy stem that curls on anything on its way. No leaves. Rio de Janeiro, mid spring.
The bulb has divided into 2 new bulbs that I´m thinking on planting them separatelly. Rio de Janeiro, mid spring.
About 30 inches tall, very curly stems, but weak.
Habit with fruit pods, unripe.
A flower bud is forming.
southern California in cactus show
another view of flowers in march, outdoors, southern California
showing how plant divides... was a solid 'bulb', but then two stalks grew out of it, and then onion just split in half. EVentually they will round up and become more spherical. So California
This is my plant in full dormancy by the start of spring. It wii not grow again until well after mid-summer.
Climbing Onion at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
In a plant show, April 4, 2008, mid Spring, zone 9b
plants in landscape- can't even see the bulbs of this plant
I peeled back the skin of one of my split bowieas today and found these inside
rains are here in southern California and time for another crop of foliage to emerge... January 2011
Lotusland, Santa Barbara, California in winter
Seems to never take a rest for me.
growing in shade of a larger plant in the Huntington Gardens, California
same colony in January