In spring of 2013, I dug up crinum lily bulbs from a friend who had no blooms due to shade. They are in pots in greenhouse, watered every day, but have never bloomed. I am planting some in the ground and adding more water. Do they like to be crowded or more space? Any other advice to get blooms so that I can finally see what color they are?
Here's an article that has the information you're looking for: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/crinum-lily/crinum-lilies.htm
Our 2 yr old crinum seems ok but the long green stalks from where the white lily grows out of does not want to stand erect. They keep falling over onto the soil. Help.
It is common for the leaves to droop backwards as they age.
Our crinum lilies consistently have the ends of their leaves drying out. What's the problem? We live in The Villages, FL. The garden area is irrigated twice a week. I see that they like moisture. I suppose they could like more than they're getting, but could this be a lack of fertilizer or minerals? I've seen other varieties in the area that don't appear to have the same problem.
The leaves drying and looking a little untidy is not that unusual.
You can increase watering but make sure the soil is not soggy, just moist.
I would trim away the dead material.
Do not apply any fertilizer at this time. Spring would be a better time to fertilize with an all purpose balanced fertilizer.
Here is a link with more information.
What is the green globe emerging from the crinum lily's post bloomed flowers? Are they seed PODS? I have two large crinum lilies in our new home, one white and deep wine, the other white and green. The latter, post flowering, has 2 inch diameter globes mid spike, from the dead bloom. What are they? Can seeds be saved from these? Dr lucille
Yes, they are seed pods. Here is a website that will give you some guidance on how to harvest and store the seeds:
I get black spots and dark brown spots on lower leaves. I don't think it's fungus. Someone said try bone meal, but it didn't help. The plants are large and healthy when the spots come so I just cut them off. Is there anything to stop this?
I recently had 3 crinum lilies planted in my yard along with the rest of my landscaping. I was instructed to water everything daily. I have done that for nearly a month. Everything else is looking great, but not my crinums. I skipped a few days of watering when we had rain recently. I have resumed watering and now the leaves are yellow and wilted around the bottom of the plant. Am I overwatering?
While crium plants do enjoy consistently moist soil, it should not get too wet or rot will set in. The yellowing and wilting are good indications that the plant is too wet. Back off watering a bit and see if this helps. You can also check the soil around the plants to see if it is wet or not. This will also help with watering. If the soil is fairly moist, hold off on the water. If somewhat dry, give it water. For more information on its care, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/crinum-lily/crinum-lilies.htm
It had a huge amount of dead leaves in the center. I have removed much of the dead material. I can see new shoots in among the larger trunks of the plant. The leaves appear soggy. It does bloom, and soon the stem of the flower droops and the flower dies. I don't know how to remove pups. I tried digging around one of the plants but found that difficult to not destroy the roots and still separate the one plant. I believe I am doing something wrong with pup removal.
It is a good idea to clean up around the base and remove the dead leaves and pups.
Regular watering, but allow the soil to dry between waterings.
Fertilize 3 times a years with a good quality granular fertilizer. Spring, Summer and again in Fall.
In my research I found that removal of the pups is easiest following a rain or watering.
Use a sharp, small shovel and get in between the mother and the pup and push down until you separate the pup.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.