The smell from the flower spike of Eucomis bicolor is reminiscent of the old town gas; slightly putrid. Growing to the north of the arid land house. However the flower spike itself is worth growing the plant for, dark purple mottling gives it a camouflaged appearance. The flowers are borne in a cylindrical inflorescence around the top of the spike. Individually these are creamy white with violet edges, inside the filaments are also a light violet colour and interestingly, triangular in shape. All crowned by a flat cap of light green bracts. Native to S.E. Africa.
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