Grows best in a very wet or inundated area in the garden.
One for the avid Crinum collector
Very white flowers contrast in the garden nicely.
Purchase includes 1 x flowering size bulb.
Crinum paludosum grows best with a dryish winter and inundated with water about half way up the pot during the warmer months. Sandy clay loam enriched with organic matter. This bulb can survive under water too.
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 imerse 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.