Mainly Amaryllids Garden

Mainly Amaryllids Garden

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FamilyAmaryllidaceae
GenusCrinum
Speciesbulbispermum
Cultivation DetailsThe 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 the open garden, growing in clay sandy based loam in a raised garden bed and a river sand compost over the top has been successful for the following Crinum species: C. bulbispermum, C. macowanii,C. fimbriatulum, C. carolo-schmidtii, C. graminicola, C. minimum, C. moorei, C. variable, C. buphanoides, C. lugardiae and Australian types of Crinum flaccidum. Hybrids derived from the above species do well in these conditions too. Feeding is with blood and bone twice during the season. A dose of poatash once every two years is also benificial. Heaps of water during the growing season.
Special RequirementsDryish conditions over the winter months is recommended.



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