I wish I had a lot of detailed information on this lovely species, but I don't. All I know is it comes from Bolivia, home to many wonderful bulbs. My small bulb grew well to blooming size in three years, and this year sent up a wonderful flower. It hasn't been difficult to grow. I keep it on a heated bench, as I do many bulbs from equatorial regions, since our temperatures here are cool to chilly. I only have one bulb, so there is no hope of seed, but it does make offsets, albeit rather slowly.