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Jan 7, 2018 2:52 PM CST
New York City
Hi, I don't know too much about plants, and picked this one up second-hand. I've been watering it once a week, and giving it a little less light, but it's not very happy, so I thought I'd do a bit of research on how to best keep it. Does anyone know what sort of plant it is?
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Jan 7, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Hi and welcome!
Your plant looks like a flowering bulb called Eucomis or Pineapple Lily. It is not typically grown as a houseplant so that is probably why it appears to be declining. I suppose it is possible to grow it indoors but it would need a lot of hours of sunlight to keep it happy. In warmer climates it can be grown as a perennial, zone 7 or higher. I grow several varieties outdoors in pots for the summer then overwinter dry indoors; once light levels improve they can be started back into growth again to be put outside once the warm weather returns.
Hope this helps!
Jan 7, 2018 3:54 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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If you leave them outside, they will go dormant so maybe your's is just going dormant and will return in the spring. Follow Debbie's recommendations for winter care.
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Jan 7, 2018 3:59 PM CST
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Yes, if it is a Pineapple Lily (Eucomis) it's probably going dormant.
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