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Leeds, UK
Floo
Aug 11, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Anyone have experience dividing eucomis bulbs?
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 12, 2017 1:11 AM CST
I am sorry I do not, but I think I know someone who might!

@jmorth I think you are familiar with these! Could you help?
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jmorth
Aug 12, 2017 1:39 AM CST
Yes, I've done them before. They kind of form a layer comprised of several bulbs that I break off a single bulb at a time; thusly they are separated. Replant with 3 to 5 per square foot. Mine are grown in containers that are over wintered dry in the basement. I'll see if I can find some pics,
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jmorth
Aug 12, 2017 2:35 AM CST
The pot in the upper left of pic contains Eucomis to be re-potted.
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yield (they were very overcrowded)


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grab one side in each hand and just 'crack' them apart




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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Aug 12, 2017 2:49 AM CST
The one thing that I would add is that I find E.bicolor very slow to multiply. Most of my other Eucomis multiply very quickly though.
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jmorth
Aug 12, 2017 2:51 AM CST
Blooming presently - E. autumnalis (ones used in pics)

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There's another Eucomis to the upper left - E. pole-evansii, the Giant Pineapple Lily

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Leeds, UK
Floo
Aug 12, 2017 4:27 AM CST
When is the best time to divide?
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jmorth
Aug 12, 2017 10:00 AM CST
I did mine in the spring.
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Leeds, UK
Floo
Aug 12, 2017 12:45 PM CST
Thanks everyone 😊

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