One of the showiest of the crinum species.
Blooms that are night lit are especially showy. This species has a translucent glow under night lights, simply beautiful during the day, awesome at night!
Glaucous leaves up to 90cm. Can bloom multiple times during the season.
1 x Flowering size bulb with this purchase.
Crinum lugardiae grows best in full sun in enriched clay loam soils. Can survive a drought year and can survive minus 15 C during cold weather . It’s the perfect farm plant.
The genus Crinum is a very large genus and very widely distributed to many parts of the world including America, Asia and Africa. More than half the species occur in Southern Africa. Growing Crinum has taught me a great deal about cultivation, as many of these species require specific cultivation.
I urge the Crinum grower to study up on cultivation requirements for better, healthier bulbs and blooms. I have Crinum variable growing in the open paddock. This is a very tough bulb. In water inundated areas I have C. campanulatum and C. paludosum growing quite well. I use a sandy clay medium and totally emerse the bulbs in water for short periods during the growing season.
Feeding can be done in between waterings with blood and bone. Apply wood ash biannually to promote blooms.