Eucomis autumnalis is a very hardy, deciduous bulb with a rosette of attractive, broad, strap-like leaves. A spike of green flowers has a tuft of green bracts on top which gives the flower the look of a pineapple. It flowers from December to April. It makes a wonderful, long lasting cut flower and an interesting container plant when in flower. It is best grown in full sun.
It occurs naturally in the Grasslands where it can form large clumps. The unusual colour and shape of the flower make it a must for a Grassland garden.
It has very few natural enemies.