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Eucomis autumnalis

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How it grow in the wild, when it get plenty of sun; Lesotho.

With less light, it tend to be a bit skinny.

Author: Frederick James Chittenden, 1951
Origin:  Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa,  Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  35 (70) Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish-Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Pineapple Flower, Pineapple Lily
Synonyms:  Fritillaria autumnalis, Philip Miller, 1768.
Eucomis autumnalis subsp. clavata, Reyneke.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae  family was given this name by Frederick James Chittenden in 1951. It is found in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulbs will grow up to ten centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 35 centimetres height. The flowers are yellowish-green.

The species name means 'having-fair-foliage'. The genera name means 'of autumn'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.