This genus consists of about 2 species of spring-flowering corms. The flowers are rather flattish. They are fully hardy and can be grown in a cold greenhouse or cold frame. They will require sun and well drained soil. You should water in the winter and spring. Keep the corms dry, but not sunbaked from early summer to autumn, then they can be replanted. Propagation is by seed or offsets in the autumn.
How to propagate Tecophilaea
Autumn by seed or offsets.
Other uses of Tecophilaea
Grown for their beautiful flowers. Best grown in an alpine house or conservatory.