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common name: Pineapple lily
synonyms: Eucomis punctata var. concolor
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Thick, fleshy, strap-like leaves and in summer thick stems bear spike of pale greenish cream flowers with a pineapple-like tuft of bracts on top.
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.
Plant the large bulbs quite deeply, about 15cm.
From seed or removal of offsets.
Borders or containers. Exotic appearance.