This genus comprises five species of hardy South African Aroideae, all having handsome foliage and tall-growing elegant flower-spathes. They are of easy cultivation if given plenty of moisture; a light sandy soil, if well manured, suits them very well, but they also seem to thrive in heavy muck or loam if given plenty of water, or if partially submerged and treated as a semi-aquatic.

Propagate by offsets or by dividing the roots, in Winter or early Spring; plant about one foot apart, covering the tops one or two inches deep.