Crinum is a large genus in the Amaryllidaceae family found in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions in Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas. Most of the species are summer growers and have large, showy, fragrant flowers. The bulbs are large and long lived. Rachel Saunders and Jim Waddick gave some good advice on how to grow Crinum from seeds. Seeds should be sown in a well-drained mix. Make a small depression in the potting soil and place the seeds in the depression. Do not cover the seeds. It doesn't matter which way you plant them, they will sort themselves out. Seeds will germinate will with warm temperature, high humidity, and good contact with the soil. Keep the pot constantly moist. Fresh seeds germinate fast and grow to a good size in one year. With routine fertilization, the seedlings will mature quickly and will need to be repotted. Planting the seeds in a large container will reduce the number of repottings.
Crinum Hybrids is our wiki page with a table listing links to information and pictures of hybrids.
xAmarcrinum is our wiki page with pictures of hybrids between Amaryllis and Crinum.
Spodoptera picta is a serious pest for this genus in Australia.
Below are photos of a few of the species.
For more photos and information about the species select the appropriate wiki page:
or click on the name in the table below:
|Crinum acaule||Crinum album||Crinum americanum||Crinum amoenum|
|Crinum asiaticum||Crinum bulbispermum||Crinum buphanoides||Crinum calamistratum|
|Crinum campanulatum||Crinum caribaeum||Crinum distichum||Crinum erubescens|
|Crinum fimbriatulum||Crinum jagus rattrayi||Crinum jagus scillafolia||Crinum jagus vanillodorum|
|Crinum kirkii||Crinum latifolium||Crinum ligulatum||Crinum lineare|
|Crinum lugardiae||Crinum macowanii||Crinum mccoyi||Crinum minimum|
|Crinum moorei||Crinum natans||Crinum oliganthum||Crinum paludosum|
|Crinum pedunculatum||Crinum procerum splendens||Crinum razafindratsiraea||Crinum scabrum|
|Crinum stuhlmannii||Crinum unknown species||Crinum variabile||Crinum zeylanicum|
Another resource for this genus is Al Sisk's web page