Drimia maritima Sea Onion
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
Drimia maritima has the common name the Red Squill or Sea Onion. A part of the Asparagaceae family, this flowering species grows from the underground bulb. Each spring, a rosette grows from a bulb. The foliage is marked by dark green color about 1 meter in height. However, the rosette dies during the blooming season or fall. At this time, the Drimia maritima bulbs produce an inflorescence covered with white flowers. This plant is native to Southern Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa or the entire Mediterranean region. The Sea onion succulent has a moderate growth rate and is not frost-hardy. It goes dormant in summer and requires full sun for optimal growth.
Sea onion medicinal plant has a moderate growth rate.
White Sea onion flowers fill up the plant during fall, the blooming season.
One Sea onion care tip is that the plant needs regular watering during the growing season. When the bulb goes dormant in summer, stop watering.
The soil requirement for the Sea onion plant is well-drained sandy or rocky soil. The soil should be chalky or loamy. Remember, an important Sea onion plant care tip is to keep the bulb partially above the soil.
The hardiness zone for this succulent is 8 - 11. It is not frost-hardy.
Drimia maritima needs full sun for optimized growth.
There are two propagation methods. The plant can be propagated via seeds or offsets.
Sea onion is available on Planet Desert. Get one for yourself or for gifting purposes!