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botanical name:
Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pineapple lily
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Large, fleshy, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves and in summer, sturdy stems bearing large, pineapple-like, racemes of star-shaped greenish-white flowers with a tuft of green bracts on top. Probably the largest growing species.


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:
pronounced: YOO-com-iss pohl ev-ANS-ee-eye

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