West Indies Mini (Crinum oliganthum) in the Crinums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Other: All parts are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Other info: first flowering when grown from seed usually occurs in 3-8 years
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Other: some old and established bulbs can be huge, weighing up to 40 lbs; crinums do not like transplanting

flower opens at dusk

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Date: 2009-07-06
By xeronema
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 24, 2012 3:50 PM

This small Crinum is reported to come from the Caribbean Islands. The leaves are about 6 inches long and the white flowers are small. It prefers damp growing conditions and spreads by rhizomes. It is also called 'West Indies Mini' Crinum.


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