Partial shade, temperate, partial moist.
Likes warm and humid, water more frequently in drier climates.
This plant can grow quite large, up to 20 cm circumference and 40 com tall. It has a bulbous base and green leaves, which turn a deep purple in brighter light The red inflorescences are very striking. It prefers to be positioned sideways or upside down to prevent holding too much moisture.