This plant produces a subterranean roughly spherical shaped caudex up to 2 feet in diameter. Plant has 2 to 3 inch long Lanceolate glabrous leaves, and 2 to 3 inch pink flowers.
Found in Somalia, Kenya, and southern Ethiopia. This plant grows in dry scrub land, often among grasses and small shrubs
Should be watered once every 1 to 2 weeks during the summer, keep dry in winter. The caudex can grow quite rapidly if over potted and kept in extremely well draining medium (mostly pumice), up to several inches a season.
Temperature: Hardy to 40F