Crinum x powellii

There are more than 100 species of Crinum distributed through- out the tropics and sub-tropics, mostly in coastal regions. Powell’s Swamp Lily grows from a large, long-necked, glo bose bulb. The strap-shaped leaves may be up to 1 m (39 in) long and have an entire margin. The flowers are generally borne in clusters of eight at the end of a long stem. They are funnellike, tinted pink, and their stalks are 4 cm (IV2 inch) long. There are many cultivars with white, pink or red flowers.

It does best in cooler conditions, so it is important to put it in a room that is not too warm. It should be placed by a window with direct sunlight. Water liberally, but the compost should not become soggy. Limit watering in winter, when the plant should be kept at a maximum temperature of 8°C (46° F). Propagate by bulb offsets.

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