Crinum question

James Waddick
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 09:55:21 PST
>I have several Crinum bulbispermum bulbs that I will need to repot soon.
>  These were all started from seed about 5 years ago.  I was wondering what
>the optimum pot size for these would be.  Currently there are three bulbs
>in a 5 gallon pot, but it is obvious they need more room, I'm just not sure
>how much to give them.

Dear Randy,
	You don't say where you are growing, but C. bulbispermum is 
one of THE HARDIEST species and does great in the ground. Plant them 
deeply - maybe 12 inches or so to the base of the bulb. Mulch the 
first winter in Zone 5/6.

	If you MUST grow them in containers, I think you'd want as 
big as you can handle. One bulb per 15 gall container or bigger... 
and feed well.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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