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The first time you see a climbing onion is likely to be in a botanic garden. They're hard to find elsewhere and virtually unavailable in garden centers. These odd succulents are native to South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zambabwe where it's hot, the soil is lean and moisture is very limited. And they like those conditions! To conserve moisture this plant produces no leaves just a cascading or climbing (if provided with support) network of slender branched stems. Under ideal conditions, the branches can reach more than ten feet long. Ready to try something really different?
Note: Plant is posionous when ingested. Don't let pets or children nibble this.
|Botanical Name:||Bowiea volubilis|
|Common Name:||Climbing onion, Sea onion, Climbing potato, Zulu potato|
|Growing Zones:||Anywhere indoors, zones 10-11outdoors|
|Sun/Shade:||Full sun/part shade|
|Flower Color:||Pale green to ivory|
|Height:||3-12 ft tall & 1-2 ft wide|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||one bulb|
|Season:||Spring through fall|
|Pkg. Count:||one bulb|
|Product info, photos and tips:||/climbing-onion-planting-guide.html|
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