The large light green bulb on the ground characterises this plant. It can grow 10 to 15 cm in diameter.
It is a bulb like an onion with many bulb leaves growing densely around the axis of the underground stem
to form a spherical shape. Two third of bulb appears above ground.
In early spring, it grows leaves from the top of the bulb which degenerate to be scale-like, and soon fall.
After that, a climbing flower stem extends and branches off to reach 2 to 3 m in length.
The green flower stem carries out photosynthesis instead of the leaf.
In spring, the flower blooms at the tip of the stem. The flower is less than 1 cm in diameter, green, and inconspicuous.
Its Japanese horticultural name is Sokakuden.
The scale leaf does not carry out photosynthesis and is very small and scale-like.
Some scale leaves store reserves and become succulent; when these leaves form a bulb, they are called bulb leaves.
| Classification ||Liliaceae Bowiea|
| Scientific name ||Bowiea volubilis|
| Japanese name ||Tama-tsurukusa|
| English name ||---|
| Native locality ||South Africa|
Ecological description ||Perennial succulent|
| RDB ||---|
| Planting place ||Succulent Plant Greenhouse|