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(Zone 4b)

March 24, 2002
7:00 PM

Post #25502

I have one like this and my friend also. She has no idea what it is. The leaves look like Eucharis as you can see...

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My friend's plant is flowering right now - see the photo.. It looks like Eucomis to me but - the leaves are different.

Any ideas??
Sodwana Bay KZN
South Africa

March 24, 2002
8:27 PM

Post #231661

Hello Evert,
your plant is a Drimiopsis maculata. It's indigenous to south eastern South Africa. It is evergreen and makes a great shade plant - I use it as ground cover / filler plant under shrubs. :-)
The only thing it has in common with Eucomis is that they are in the same family - Hyacinthaceae. (Eucomis always has leaves at the top end of the flower stalk, and they are a LOT bigger)
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2002
11:20 PM

Post #231774

I have this very same plant, Evert, and it looks just like yours! Four or five leaves and one slender bloom stalk even. I was told it was African Hosta, but didn't know the botanical name. I looked at pics of Maddy's suggestion, Drimiopsis maculata, and I do think that's just what it is.
(Zone 4b)

March 25, 2002
4:56 PM

Post #232138

Thank you so much my friend in the same time zone and Linda :) I think it is that. I have to repot mine... nice to know it is something rarer, I like rare species. (OR at least it is pretty rare here ;))

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