Plant Care Bulb Onion

Bulb Onion

Also known as

Globe Onion, Globe Onion, Onion, Bulb onion, Common onion, Green Onion, Evergreen White Bunching Onion, Sweet Spanish Yellow Utah, White Lisbon Bunching Onion, Brown Onion, Spring Onion, Yellow Onion, Vidalia sweet onion, red onion and Purple Onion

Taxonomy

Allium cepa
Allium
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Bulb Onion

Water

How often to water your Bulb Onion

Water needs for Bulb Onion
0.5 cups
every 9

Bulb Onion needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Bulb Onion

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Globe Onion in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bulb Onion: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bulb Onion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bulb Onion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Bulb Onion

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bulb 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 Bulb Onion after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Bulb Onion is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Bulb Onion

Bulb Onion

Bulb Onion


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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