Widespread in southern America and also West Indies. Grows in dense masses along the coast.
Partial shade, temperate, partial moisture.
Bulbous base with green leaves that twist and turn. Leaves turn red before blooming. Scape is short with violet petals. Mature plants 10-15cm circumference.
Prefers warm humid climate so water well in drier areas.
Pups easily and looks good mounted or hung to form a ball.
Small 15cm high, 6cm circumference
Large 17cm high, 8-10cm circumference