This rare species of pineapple lily is native to a small area of South Africa. The narrow green leaves are heavily ruffled and boldly covered in purple spots. The pineapple-like inflorescences have purple flowers that top the foliage in late summer. Should be hardy for us if kept dry when dormant.
Southern Africa and Madagascar
High rainfall region in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains just east of Pretoria, South Africa. Well-drained rocky crevices, free from winter moisture.