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slender pineapple flower

Eucomis comosa

Also known as

Krulkoppie, Pynappellelie (Afr.), Ubuhlungu-Becanti (Zul. and Xho.), Pineapple lily, Pineapple flower

Eucomis comosa flower detail by Neitram (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Eucomis comosa var. comosa  (Neil Crouch)
Eucomis comosa var. comosa flowers. (Neil Crouch)

slender pineapple flower Overview

Bulbous perennial species with a clumping growth habit. Produces leaves with wavy edges on thick stems around 75cm in height. Green-white flowers are produced densely, on erect flowering spikes. These are topped with showy green-white modified leaves known as bracts. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.

Common problems with slender pineapple flower

How to propagate slender pineapple flower

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division of the clumps in spring.

Seed

Special features of slender pineapple flower

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Wet sites

Other uses of slender pineapple flower

Border, container, greenhouse, mixed bed

Medicinal