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botanical name:
Eucomis comosa
Eucomis comosa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pineapple lily
synonyms:  Eucomis punctata
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Thick, fleshy, strap-like leaves with smooth edges. Curious pineapple-like spikes of pale pink and green flowers with a tuft of bracts on top, borne on thick reddish-brown flushed stems.

cultivation:
Fertile, moist soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Only borderline hardy and needs a warm position or best in a pot, overwintered in a frost-free position.

propagation:
From seed or removal of offsets.

usage:
Borders or containers. Exotic appearance.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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