The green on a Lapeirousia fabricii plant is shared mostly between the leaves and the bracts subtending the flowers. The biggest leaf is lowermost, a ribbed cataphyll with red upper margin in picture. The other leaves are short, sword-shaped in a broad-sword, round-tipped style. Smaller stem-leaves are present, as well as bracts below the flowers.
The leaves are sometimes already dry on plants when they flower (Manning, 2007; Manning and Goldblatt, 1997).