Drimia maritima
Drimia maritima
Drimia maritima
Drimia maritima
Drimia maritima
Drimia maritima

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.

Growth Rate

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!

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 3 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Thomas M.
United States

Super healthy

Bulb arrived dormant and in great shape, potted to boot. Can't wait to wake it up! Thank you!


I expected it to be more bright, but it was even more so.


I enjoy the plants that I receive from this website. My mother and I are completely delighted with them.

Drimia maritima

3 reviews
Regular price$ 19.99
Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

You may also like

Be the first to share your unique experience using the product.