26th May 2014
A very curious little bulb from South Africa, its taxonomic position is under review. After a short association with
Sagittanthera the new genus Aulostemon has been created to include it - I am sticking with Drimia
for the moment, more out of laziness than and strong feelings on the matter. I got it from a succulent sale where it
was being treated like a Lithops, and looked just like one.
In fact the above ground part is the bulb which is made up of a few short fat obovoid bulb scales. In habitat in the
Eastern Cape Province it forms small clumps of bulbs on sheer south facing cliffs. I am promised stems of long lasting white flowers
30th June 2016
I keep it quite dry and it has been very simple and completely uneventful. I think the bulb has swollen and shrunk a little
with the changing season but that has been the sum of the excitement. Finally in summer this year it produced a few
grassy leaves. It is strangely enchanting.
17th July 2018
Once I started to poay less heed to the advice to keep it dry, it has started to grow more strongly
and produced this flower spike.