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    11 / 06 / 2020

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I bought this as being a pineapple lily but Leaves are very sharp & serrated. blooms are on foot long stems, pink with purple spikes, which become small inedible pineapples , 1/2 doz on the plant. I'm at a loss, want to know what it is & if it's hardy, would rather not keep inside in winter. Thanks.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Ananas ananassoides.

    November 10th, 2020 at 1:27am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    This maybe dwarf pineapple (Ananas ananassoides ) (?), a pineapple variety. The one we are more familiar is A. comosus. this is a tropical plant, according to sources , not hardy for winter in your zone also sensitive to frost & cold winter rain.
    The pineapple lily plant is in a different genus (Eucomis). Common names for plants can be confusing since different genera & species maybe sharing same common name. Best to use their scientific names instead. If you are not certain, we’ll be glad to help…Best wishes!
    Check out some of the species for pineapple lilies from the included link below.

    November 10th, 2020 at 12:56am

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