Eucomis Bicolor (pineapple lily)

This question was asked by
– Martin C

Mine are resting for the winter in a greenhouse. Should I cut off the high stem at bulb level or will it die back anyway?

Hi Martin

Leave the stem and foliage to die back naturally. Once it has turned to a brown colour you can remove it all. Eucomis like some protection over winter.

The Hart Family


This question was asked by
Peter Blick

On your site you offer 15 begonia corms for £12.50 and 5 colours.
Do they come packed in separate colours to allow them to be planted say 3 pink in a basket?

Hi Peter
They are a pre-mixed bag at a discounted price.


The Hart Family

Query on delivery of Eucomis

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Rob H

Hello. I was just looking to find out when my order of Eucomis may be delivered. Thanks. Kind regards. Rob

Hello there
Your Eucomis need planting in the spring so they will dispatched out to you in February.

The Hart Family

What to do with Eucomis Bicolor after it has flowered

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I bought three last marchnand they have been really good for the last 3 months. How do I treat them over the winter ?
Can I leave Eucomis Bulbs outside or are they better in my shed ? Should I cut off the flowering stems ?

Once your Eucomis has finished flowering, cut away the flower heads and allow the foliage to die back. Once it has turned yellow, the foliage can be removed.
If you are leaving your Eucomis outside, they will need protecting over winter. Apply a mulch to protect from hard frosts. Cover with 10cm thick of bark or leaf mould.
If your Eucomis are in containers, they need to be kept in a frost-free place over winter, bring them into shelter (like a shed or greenhouse) from October. Allow the compost to dry out for the bulbs to become dormant.
If you wish to lift your Eucomis bulbs, dry the bulbs off and store them in a frost-free place such a shed or greenhouse.

Loraine Hart

Pineapple lily – Eucomis

This question was asked by
Lyn Hall

How do I store the Pineapple lily – Eucomis bulbs over winter?

To protect Eucomis bulbs in the garden over winter we would suggest
covering them with a layer of dry mulch, such as bark or leaf mould. Alternatively, lift the bulbs, dry them off and store in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or shed.

Containers can be brought into a frost-free place in mid Autumn (Oct). You can allow the compost to dry out and the bulbs will become dormant. Remove all the dry and yellowed foliage.
Place back outside and start watering again in late March or April.
Loraine Hart

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs)

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Jams Hale

What type of potting soli do I require for these bulbs. I have planted these previously in leaf mould grit and compost in equal proportions
Could you suggest the best medium for potted bulbs I can stand outside in protective situation.
Many thanks

Hi there,
I would suggest using John Innes No. 3 with plenty of sand or grit for the drainage.

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)
Best wishes
Loraine Hart