There are about 120 species in this genus of deciduous or semi-deciduous cormous perennials occurring in seasonally moist grasslands in Sub-Saharan Africa. From spring to summer the plant produced a succession of short-lived iris-like flowers.
Generally not harvested
Divide offsets in dormant season.
Sow seeds in spring, flowering can take up to 3 years starting from seed.
Plant in well draining medium, don't water in dormant season.
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, Middle East
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Some species have edible corms, but some are poisonous.