The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Amaryllidaceae.

Crinum mmorei Hook. f.
Crinum Genus of about 130 species of deciduous or evergreen, bulbous perennials found at streamsides and lake margins throughout tropical regoins and Tropical Africa. Crinum is very large - the 6 in. bulb, the 3 ft tall flower-stalk and the magnificent 7 in. long trumpets in late summer. Be patience if you begin by planting a bulb - it will take several years before flowering starts. The floral display lasts 4-5 weeks. After flowering it needs to rest in a cool room or greenhouse. Crinum
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Keep the plant warm - minimum 50F in winter. Some direct sun is essential. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Water moderately from spring to autumn. Water sparingly in winter. Misting is necessary. Detach offsets from mature plants and pot up in summer. Sow seed at 70 F (21 C) as soon as ripe.

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