Members of the Rhodohypoxis genus are hardy perennials.
They can reach from 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches); this size makes them ideal for growing in a rock garden.
Rhodohypoxis have lance-shaped leaves
Rhodohypoxis milloides 'Claret' by col&tasha.
Rhodohypoxis plants bloom from spring to the start of summer. When they carry multitudes of flat pink, red, or white flowers.
Rhodohypoxis baurii (Red Star / Rosy Posy), photograph by David Short; CC.
Rhodohypoxis deflexa (Spring Starflower), picture by Staudengärtnerei Forssman; CC.
It is best to grow Rhodohypoxis from tubers. This is because Rhodohypoxis plants grown from seed may not be as pretty (not stay true).
The tubers should be sown about 3 to 5 cm (1 to 1.5 inches) deep, and at 6 to 8 cm (2 to 3 inches) apart. Plant the tubers at the start of spring (before the last frost).
If you do plan to grow Rhodohypoxis plants from seed, then simply cover them with soil. It should take from one to three months for Rhodohypoxis seeds to germinate.
Rhodohypoxis prefers to grow in a sunny area of the garden. This should have a well drained, lime-free, soil.
Rhodohypoxis takes a little bit of looking after. They should be lightly fertilised now and again. The soil watered frequently to keep moist in the growing season.
Do not water Rhodohypoxis in the winter.
If you require more Rhodohypoxisplants, then propagate them by division of offsets in the springtime.
The Rhodohypoxis genus, also known as Red star, is currently listed as having seven species.
Rhodohypoxis plants make excellent choices for rock gardens or pots, bringing delightful color with their bright star-shaped flowers.
Rhodohypoxis baurii is a favorite among gardeners, known for its lovely pink or white star-shaped flowers.
Rhodohypoxis flowers are not known for their fragrance, but their vibrant colors and starry shape more than make up for it.
Rhodohypoxis prefers a sunny location with well-drained, sandy soil. They are drought-tolerant plants and thrive in rock gardens or containers.
At present, Rhodohypoxis species are not considered invasive in the USA.
To remove Rhodohypoxis, dig up the entire plant, ensuring you've removed all of the bulbs to prevent regrowth.
The Rhodohypoxis genus includes small perennial plants native to South Africa. They are admired for their star-shaped flowers, which bloom in a variety of colors.
Rhodohypoxis plants favor full sun and well-drained soil. They are best planted in the spring and may need winter protection in colder climates. They also make great container plants, allowing them to be moved indoors during harsh weather conditions.