There are 44 species of Dieramas and all are native to Africa and include Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Dieramas require good, well drained soil with ample moisture during the spring and summer months. They prefer full sun however in hot climates afternoon shade is a must. New corms take about 12 months to settle in before flowering. They resent being disturbed so if they are to be divided or replanted it is best to do this during the summer straight after flowering.
From moist mountain slopes in the Eastern Cape in South Africa to Zimbabwe.
D. pauciflorum forms dense clumps of short leaves about 30-40cm high. Reddish-pink hanging flowers are produced in summer on arching stems slightly taller than the foliage. It prefers moist soils all year round and form quite a large tussock. It will tolerate dryer areas but the clump will be small.
Available from the nursery.