Answer: This plant is a tender perennial in that it is hardy in zone 8 or warmer. You could grow it in a container year round (place several in a good sized pot, plant so barely covered or the neck is at the surface) or you could plant it in the garden each spring (plant about six inches deep a foot apart) and then dig and store it for the winter. These bulbs need a rich, organic, yet well-drained soil. They need ample moisture when growing and then a dry period when dormant. Eucomis will increase slowly by offsets and these can be easily separated each spring if grown in a container. In the ground it may eventually ove the years spread to form a small colony but it is a slow grower and may even take several years to bloom.
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