Schizobasis (Drimia) intricata
Origin: Klipwal Gold Mine, near Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
An usual plant with its typically epigeal bulbs, meaning they grow above soil level. From these bulbs unusual wiry stems are formed, these stems acts its leaves (for photosynthesis) and is also the flower stalk of the plant. This character is quite unique to Schizobasis and also Bowiea.
Plant Size: Bulbs about 4 to 5 cm in diameter are offered.
Schizobasis is a small genus of bulbous plants in the Hyacinth family. The genus is included by some botanists within the genus Drimia. They are known from Summer and Winter rainfall areas of Southern Africa and mainly found in South Africa, but some species are known or extends into Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola.
Caring for your Schizobasis
Pot: Schizobasis is well suited to pot culture and they also look good and performs well in an hanging basket.
Soil: The plants prefer a well-drained sandy soil with some organic matter.
Light: The plants prefer to grow in bright light conditions
Water: Even though this species is drought hardy, they enjoy weekly watering or every second week, reduced during winter.