The seeds of this Crinum species were collected in South Africa and the bulb has no distinct name.
The flowers are white and /or with a pink keel and are 70 – 90 cm in hight. It is an excellent flower . The leaves can reach up to a meter long undulate towards the bulb, 8cm wide and are medium green in colour.
Flowering size or near of this great bulb
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. 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. Wood ash biannually promotes healthy blooms.
Purchase includes one flowering or near size bulb.