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Questions About Pineapple Flower

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 1, 2011

Q. How Long Do Bulbs Take To Show Any Growth

I have just ordered a bulb, and the name of it is, Eucomis bi color ‘Pineapple Flower’. I planted this bulb about 4 weeks ago, along with other bulbs the same day. They are all growing well except for the one I mentioned. There is no growth at all and it was planted to specific instructions it came with. Could you please give me some advice on this particular product or even a time limit as to the growth on the bulb?

Answered by
Jackie on
June 9, 2011
A.

Some larger bulbs take more time to grow. If it hasn't sprouted yet and you just can't stand it, dig around the bulb with your finger and investigate. You don't say where you're from, but in my neck of the woods, these bulbs are a favorite of chipmunks.

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Asked by
dekdo on
September 18, 2014

Q. Pineapple Lily

How often do you water during winter months? Do you cut the stalk off?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 21, 2014
A.

I'm assuming that you're using a variety of plant that is hardy in your area, and that you're leaving it in the ground over the winter. Like any other lily, once all the greenery (stalk included) has turned brown, indicating that all the nutrients have gone into the bulb, you can cut them off. The bulb has gone into dormancy, and you don't want to add any water, which risks rotting the bulbs. Here's some more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/pineapple-lily/growing-pineapple-lilies.htm
http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/news/tag/pineapple-lily/

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Asked by
Pj on
March 7, 2015

Q. accidentally dug up pineapple lily bulb cluster

I just accidentally dug up a pineapple lily bulb cluster in one of my outdoor pots. If I stick it back into the pot, how deep do these bulbs have to be buried? The bulb mass is about 6 inches in diameter, so do I just let it be?

Answered by
shelley on
March 7, 2015
Certified Expert
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I would recommend replanting your pineapple lily in your pot at a depth of at least 6".

For more information on the care of pineapple lilies, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/pineapple-lily/growing-pineapple-lilies.htm

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Asked by
karene290 on
September 16, 2015
Upper Sussex County Delaware

Q. overwintering pineapple lily

Do you cut the leaves off or let them die off before you bring a pineapple lily for the winter? First time growing a pineapple lily and I do not know how to care for it thru the winter. I live in upper Sussex county, Delaware. I do not want to lose it.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 18, 2015
Certified Expert
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You will need to bring the bulb in to store for the winter.
Here is a link that will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/pineapple-lily/growing-pineapple-lilies.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 4, 2018

Q. Outdoor patio pineapple plant

HI……….I have had pineapple plant for about two and a half years…….first two years indoors. Plant did fantastic inside……Moved outside begining of this summer…..Strong wind broke several leaves……Now many are turning a brownish yellow…….and I fear I may be watering too much….I cut off leaves at the place where they broke……..was this the wrong thing?
I have just now slowed down on watering so that it just keeps soil moist. But it just doesn’t look good now.
Also, this is in Chicago, and plant is on east side of building. THANKS……
Dave

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 5, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Your plant looks quite healthy.
Adjusting the plant slowly to outdoor conditions and sunlight will help the plant from being stressed.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-variegated-pineapples.htm

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