1x packet containing 10x seeds of Eucomis vandermerwei ‘Octopus’ seeds.
Eucomis vandermerwei is a dwarf Pineapple Lily originating from mountainous regions of Western South Africa. Forming a small bulb, it makes a rossette of strap shaped leaves and a classic ‘pineapple’ shaped flower in the centre. The selection ‘Octopus’ has especially heavy blotching on the leaves.
Being a dwarf plant, the overall heigh is no more than around 20cm including the flower. This is not a difficult plant, however, it is a little more fussy than some other Eucomis species and requires reasonable drainage along with a fertile soil / compost mix. Full sun is ideal.
A lovely subject for a smmall pot, or alternatively plant at the front of a border or rockery.
Eucomis vandermerwei ‘Octopus’ is hardy in the South West of the UK, although in other areas with colder winters it would be wise to lift the tubers for the winter months.