"Sea Onion" or "German Onion" Glossy strap leaves top the ever expanding, ever more impressive opalescent green bulbs (which sit on the surface of the soil) whose sides constantly erupt to give "birth" to new bulblets (produced in clusters under each onion skin of the bulb surface), thus known everywhere as the "Pregnant Onion"; easy first plant for a child. With maturity each big round waxy bulb sends forth a thick stemmed long wand with small white lily flowers striped green. Easy. Easy. Easy. Still remains the most ordered succulent bulb in this section. If you would like to grow a giant statured cousin (the one who took steriods) see Albuca crinifolia listed earlier in this website. Do not confuse with the slow-growing "Climbing Onion," Bowiea volubilis, which we do offer also.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×