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These are all hybrids which have been bred in America for their pot plant trade and derived with E. vandermerwei as one of the parents, but we can grow them outside with care without them coming to harm (in the southern half of Britain at least). There is quite a lot that is potentially confusing about them. The Eucomis family are all southern African in origin, these were bred in America and have Hawaiian names! This one is deep purple.
Sunshine and moisture are the two key elements essential for success when growing Eucomis. They should be planted in a position which receives as much sunshine as possible, open but sheltered and possibly at the base of a south-facing wall in cold gardens. Whether they are grown in the ground or large pots, they need their own space and do not want to be crowded by other plants. Well-drained soil is often quoted as a prerequisite but if it is a chalky or sandy it could be too dry in the summer when the plants need plenty of moisture.