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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Eucomis 'Leia' (Aloha Lily Series)

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

A should have posted these next few pics a couple of weeks ago, but better late than never. Early September, Eucomis ‘Leia’ - foliage looking good (lots of it!), so I think a new bulb may have developed next to the other two already in the pot 😄 #eucomis #pineapplelily #eucomisleia

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kez001uk

Love the tiny flowers on these 😍 gorgeous colour too!

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Finally! The first Eucomis buds coming through. This variety is a dwarf one but has these lovely dark buds that open out eventually to a lighter pink #eucomis #pineapplelily #eucomisleia

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juliesgarden

Morning Rich , looks cute 😍

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nej

Very nice

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flof1952

Oh very nice Rich .......might have to invest in this one :)

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richard.spicer.7906

It does Julie! 😍 @juliesgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @nej - hopefully this one will have some friends to join her soon 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

Definitely Pauline - I've got 2 bulbs now in a small shallow pot, lots of grit and bit of silver sand mixed in to ensure good drainage, so easy to look after. Just pop the pot in the shed/garage over winter 👍🏼 @flof1952

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flof1952

Thank you very much for the info Rich :)

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godfreye

Going to be lovely I really like them. Would like some myself🤗

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rachelbrooks

Oh that's a cute one!

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joanboston

Mine is doing really well Richard, but I have a dark purple leaf one that Geoff bought me as a bulb in the spring. It has put up a spike of leaves but no sign of a flower! Maybe next year?

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clipperty

Superb! Xx

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Been very pleased with this variety this year 👍🏼 #eucomis #pineapplelily #pink #eucomisleia

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robbiec

Good innit? 🙂👍🏻

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richard.spicer.7906

Certainly is @robbiec 😀👌🏼

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debs69

Love it 😍

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fuschia

Beauty 👌

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

You can see why it's called a Pineapple Lily.... 🍍🍍🍍🍍

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claire

Wow!

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Keely

Brilliant looks lovely not seen the dark ones before 👌👍

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SylviaDavies

Stunning photo! Love the baby pineapples! ! 😃 😃 😃

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jinxjen

Wow!

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lamaisonbleueoleron

These do make me chuckle 😂😉👌😎 don't know why! I've wondering if I should add a few to the tropical/jungle garden

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karyn

Never seen this plant before and yes you can see why it's called pineapple plant. Love it 😍

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juliesgarden

How cute 😊, go for it Steve 👏👏👏✋ @lamaisonbleueoleron

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Spudicus

Ah cool the kids would that will add to list of plants to look out for! 👍🏻

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plantaholic

What a little gem 👍🏻🐝

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kathy

👏🏻👌🏻😊

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

#eucomis #newgrowth #pineapplelily 🍍 #eucomisleia

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clickchick

Fantastic 😍😍🍍

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godfreye

🍍🍍🍍🤗

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titchyfra

Look forward to seeing this @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Me to Franca 😀 - I've had pineapple lily before, but this variety is a first for me 👍🏼 @titchyfra

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kathy

Just looked on the GT encyclopaedia like what I have read

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fuschia

Looks i teresting 🤔🤔

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

A new mate for the Eucomis collection - Leia' small compact variety with purple-pink flowers. Planted in a pot 25th March 🤓 #bulb #eucomis #eucomisleia #pineapplelily

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MelanieAt

I never tried those. I should.

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brightcolours

#Eucomis #plantlabel

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richard.spicer.7906

I'd not heard of them before @MelanieAt until a couple of years ago, and now building a little collection!

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Hut123456789

@richard.spicer.7906 do you know how long they take to show signs of life ? Plus how deep have you potted them ? Lastly lol do you just cover crown or put a few inches of compost over crown , sorry to about all questions but really do like the pineapple Lily's , can't wait to this one when you've grown it 🌷🌺🌹

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richard.spicer.7906

Good question and one I have debated - they can be planted fairly deep and I have covered crown in the past and planted about 10-15cm deep, but for now to give this newbie a little wake up (and that it's still cold in my garage) I've left crown uncovered. Hoping to just get the roots going on this one for a couple of weeks and will then put the rest of the compost in over the top. Really paranoid about rotting as this was my only bulb for this variety. For my other one though it's buried!

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richard.spicer.7906

@Hut123456789

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richard.spicer.7906

I've got a third one too (still to post pic) - bronze red leaves variety 'Sparkling Burgandy' 😀 @Hut123456789

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh I forgot to mention mine do seem to take a while to wake up! 💤

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Hut123456789

Thanks @richard.spicer.7906 , great advice 😉😉🌷🌺

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richard.spicer.7906

@Hut123456789 👍🏼

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