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PlantFiles: Pineapple Lily
Eucomis comosa 'Leia'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Eucomis (YOO-com-iss) (Info)
Species: comosa (kom-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Leia
Additional cultivar information: ( Aloha Lilly series)
Registered or introduced: 2007

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral trackinsand On Jul 10, 2012, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

giving this a neutral since i just purchased it. have tried Eucomis in the past with no success but armed with better info, i will try again.
i'll check back and give an update next year at this time.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
San Leandro, California
Clearwater, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina

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