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About Crinum rubra

The name Crinum originates from the Greek Krinon, which means white lily. As most species have white or whitish flowers the name seems especially appropriate. Crinum are herbaceous plants with large, tunicated bulbs which produce a neck or a pseudostem made up of the sheathing bases of the old leaves.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Spider lily.
Maximum Reachable Height 3-5 feet.
Flower Colour White, can be pink also.
Bloom Time Summer.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

The plants perform best in a permanent position and, like any Amaryllidaceae, do not react well to any disturbance of the roots.

Crinum rubra care

Sunlight Full sun or filtered light.
Watering Keep the soil moist.
Soil Well-drained soil.
Temperature 22-28C/72-82F
Fertilizer slow-release fertilizer such as bonemeal.

Crinum rubra uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is often used for a short, growing hedge where blooms and fragrance can be enjoyed
  • Plant a few of the large crinum lily bulbs for showy masses of flowers and fragrance in the landscape

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Crinum rubra ?

Crinum rubra is commonly known as Spider lily.

How tall do Crinum rubra grow?

On average Crinum rubra grows 3-5 feet.

What color are Crinum rubra ?

A Crinum rubra plant bears flowers of color White, can be pink also.

When Crinum rubra blooms?

With enough light, Crinum rubra may produce White, can be pink also. flowers in Summer.

How hard is Crinum rubra to grow?

A Crinum rubra is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Crinum rubra need?

A Crinum rubra prefers Full sun or filtered light.

How much water does a Crinum rubra need?

A Crinum rubra prefers watering Keep the soil moist.

What kind of soil does a Crinum rubra need?

A Crinum rubra prefers Well-drained soil.

What temperature does a Crinum rubra like?

A Crinum rubra prefers 22-28C/72-82F

How often should I fertilize my Crinum rubra ?

To encourage Crinum rubra growth, slow-release fertilizer such as bonemeal.

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