A small genus with six species, all endemic to the higher altitude regions of eastern South Africa. This is a region of summer rainfall with relatively dry winters. They are tuberous plants that are no more than 6″ tall. They bloom in summer, but the center of the flowers are not visible. Flowers are usually white, pink, red, or some combination of those colors. Regular dead-heading of the spent flowers helps to improve flowering performance.
Rhodohypoxis can cross with other plants in the family, the most common being a cross between Rhodohypoxis baurii and Hypoxis hirsuta. This inter genus cross is sometimes called Rhodoxis.
Name Derivation: From the Greek rhodo (red) and Hypoxis (a related genus name)
Rhodohypoxis is in the family Hypoxidaceae.