|Wide strap shaped medium green foliage grows basally, or along stems in racemed varieties. Flowers are bell-shaped and pendent. They are usually borne singly on a stem, though some species are grown in clusters atop a flowerstalk, or as a raceme. Usually light green or purple, and often checkered. Some bulbs are rodent-repellent, and can help protect other bulbs. Larger bulbs are prone to bulb rot and must be stored carefully.
The large, skunky-smelling bulb is rodent-repellent, and is very succeptible to bulb rot if improperly stored. For best results, plant bulb on its side, at a depth four times the diameter of
the bulb. Water moderately while in growth, but reduce to almost dry when is dormant.
For container plants, repot yearly in fresh soil.
Second year and older plants should be fertilized
with half strength fertilizer.