Today I was making a quick inspection of the garden and I noticed that some of my Pineapple Lily seed pods where ready for picking. I decided to make a quick post to show what a Pineapple Lily seed pod looks like before and after it is ready to release the seeds. The top photo of a Eucomis flower is an example of what it looks like before it ripens. Notice how nice plump and green it looks after it has been pollinated and is setting seeds. The bottom photograph of a flower had probably ripened yesterday or the day before. Notice the change in color- it is now a pale yellow-green and the pod looks a little deflated.
I think the high levels of humidity we've been having this year have caused me to loose a few seeds. Last year when I collected seeds from my Pineapple Lilies I knew they were ripe because the pods turned a light brown and were somewhat transparent. I could actually see the seeds inside without having to get very close to the flower. This year they haven't dried as much and have dropped a few seeds before I could get to them. It is probably a good idea to lift a few of the individual flowers up because they hang and you may be able to notice the pod splitting before the seeds fall out.
Growing Info-Eucomis bicolor Pineapple Lily.
Propagation-How Propagate Pineapple Lily By Leaf Cuttings.