Two members of the same family, although at first glance one could miss that they are so closely related. They derive from the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The larger of these two is a very fleshy leaved, big bulbed plant, almost a succulent, which tends to grow half in and half out of the ground. It will survive some frost but being semi evergreen needs protection in anything but the most favoured spot outside. The second is much smaller and completely deciduous so can be easily overwintered and stored as a dry bulb or left dry in their pots to overwinter.