Bulbils are bulbs that form on the aerial parts of the plant.

They form in the leaf axil and can be common in certain types of lily (Lilium).

They develop early in the season and fall to the ground after the plants flower.

Removing the flower buds or topping the plants can induce bulbil formation.

Photo of developing bulbils.

Photo of developing bulbils.

Clusters of bulbils forming along the stem in Watsonia.

These can be harvested and handled as ordinary bulblets for propagation

Photo showing bulbils forming along the stem of a Watsonia plant.