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Curcuma elata/Pineapple Lily

Curcuma elata / Curcuma elata
Cluster of flowers from a well established clump of the pineapple lily ginger
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Cluster of flowers from a well established clump of the pineapple lily ginger

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Scientific Name: Curcuma elata
Common Name: Pineapple Lily
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Blooms December through March and foliage follow and remains until October or November. New leaves do not emerge until plant comes into bloom again in December. Produces exotic flowers. Large leaves are bold, bananalike.