Eucomis schijffii in habitat is a rare find. It is a small plant of about 10 cm in height with a bluish leaf rosette that lies flat on the ground. The leaves are broadly ovate with purple margins.
This is one of about ten Eucomis species occurring in South Africa and neighbouring countries in southern Africa.
This plant does well in cultivation in the right garden setting with full sun, good drainage, summer rain and no winter watering.