Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis
Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis is widespread in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, southern Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Burundi, Cameroun. It’s present in grassland and woodlands, between 900 and 2200 meters above sea level.
Aeollanthus subacaulis var. linearis is a variety of the species “Aeollanthus subacaulis”. It is a perennial plant which develops from a tuber, which forms many erect stems. The variety linearis is really similar to Aeollanthus subacalis: the differences is in the leaves: in the basal rosettes, the variety linearis has smaller and linear -lanceolate leaves, similar to the ones which grow from the stems. Moreover, there is a greater number of leaves in the stems. Flowers are white and they grow from an spike-like panicle inflorescence.
Aeollanthus subcaulis var. linearis comes from Central Africa, where there are usually humid and hot climates: so keep it indoors in winter to prevent it from frost damages, and pay attention to watering: overwatering can lead to root rotting. This plant can properly grow at a partially shaded position.
Propagation is usually done through the tubers.