Plant Care Climbing Onion

Climbing Onion

About Climbing Onion

This plant has a large, exposed, green, scaly bulb with slender, twining, leafless, green stems and small, green-white flowers. It's grown as a houseplant or interiorscape "curiosity" plant.

Taxonomy

Bowiea volubilis
Bowiea
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Climbing Onion

Water

How often to water your Climbing Onion

Water needs for Climbing Onion
0.5 cups
every 12

Climbing Onion needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Climbing Onion

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Climbing Onion in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Climbing Onion: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Climbing Onion may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Climbing Onion

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Climbing Onion: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Climbing Onion after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Toxicity
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Care Summary for Climbing Onion

Climbing Onion

Climbing Onion


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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