There are several bulbs that I tend to lump into the succulent category since they grow so well in the same situations that cacti and succulents do, and the Pregnant Onion, Albuca bracteata (aka Ornithogalum longibracteatum) is one of the easiest of these I have grown.
Considering this, can you eat a climbing onion?
I have never tasted one (mildly toxic, cardiac glycosides reportedly, though I have also heard of those eating it without incident) but it does not smell anything like an onion. Less than 10 percent of the sphere is buried in the soil where a mass of simple succulent roots grow straight down for three to six inches.
Beside this, are Sea onions poisonous?
Let’s tackle sea onions first because — confusingly — that name is applied to several bulbs, none of them related to the common onion. … This novelty plant, ideal for a bright windowsill, consists of an extremely poisonous above-ground bulb that periodically generates a viney, feathery, light-green stem.
Is an onion a succulent?
Bowiea sea onion is another name for the plant, which is a succulent without any leaves. The plant grows from a bulb which is often outside of the soil. Growing climbing onion as a houseplant will amaze visitors and give all who see it something to ponder.
Propagate plants by separating new bulbs from the larger parent bulbs. Easily remove these bulbs without damaging the parent bulbs. Place the younger bulbs in individual pots, using a rich soil with good drainage. When setting bulbs in soil, make sure they point upward.
The more common means of propagation is to divide and repot smaller bulbs produced by the maturing plant in late summer and fall. Like most bulbs, climbing onion bulbs branch at their base and slowly produce “new daughter bulbs.” Another means is to cut the thick outer peel of the bulb scale from the mother bulb.
To plant seeds, use cactus mix. Sprinkle seeds on top, cover with sand and compress to hold in place, cover with 1/4 inch white pumice. Keep warm and in the light, water only once daily. Bulbs grow faster if left buried.