Posted by Frank Vincentz on July 03, 2002 at 10:12:34:
In Reply to: Re: Bowiea Volubilis posted by Newt on May 10, 2002 at 21:03:04:
Bowiea volubilis is a self fertile species. At least my single plant used to produce seed without assistance of a second one as pollen donator.
Medium-sized plants usually produce many dozends to hundreds of flowers a year and as each flower results in three (sometimes more) seeds there should be no lack of seedlings.
Moreover seedlings are very easy grown. In their first year they show a grass-like leaf only. The typical vines don't appeare before the second year. Flowers will be produced from the third or fourth year on.
Well feeded plants tend to produce doughter bulbs with the age which can be separated without problems.
Ask Carole for a second opinion:
Here are photos of Bowiea volubilis: