The disa is a well-known attraction in the misty gorges of Table Mountain, where it grows side by side with the Cape ‘fynbos’. There are approximately 125 known species within the genus disa, but cultivation, propagation and hybridisation have been largely confined to mainly seven cross-fertile species.

La Motte has successfully cultivated disas and new disa hybrids artificially in specifically designed greenhouses. Some of the new hybrid flowers have been named after members of the Rupert family.