Crinum bulbispermum - to off set or ?

Tony Avent
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 17:10:40 PDT

Yes, crinum are pretty easy in tissue culture.

Tony Avent
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Steven
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2013 4:55 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Crinum bulbispermum - to off set or ?

I have grown lots of Crinum bulbispermum from seed, I've found in my conditions they grow very fast. I have a number of mature specimens in a hot dry North Western aspect where they cop brutal seasonal winds scorching ground baking heat in summer & into the minor zeros for short bursts in winter, they are in poor shale type soil over solid rock, improved by tilling well composted green waste below surface level to about 6" deep.. I too have only ever had a couple of pups out of about 15 very healthy mature plants.. Seed is readily available online, very affordable, fast growing & virus free. Seed or plants are definitely the easiest way to get more flowers in your garden. 
It would also be interesting to know if they are able to be tissue cultured ??? 
I would love to reproduce some of the smaller hybridized colours I was given.

Steven :  )
Queensland Australia 

On 07/07/2013, at 7:09 AM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> On Jul 5, 2013, at 7:41 PM, Tony Avent wrote:
>> Since according to Dave Lehmiller, true Crinum bulbispemum never offsets, so the best viable option is seed. 
> Dear Tony and all, 
>    Today I went out in the 90+ degree sun and observed my original decade plus planting of C. bulbispermum 'Jumbo'. One plant has a single stem without offset, but 2 others have 2 offsets each.  
>    Seedlings from these have no or a couple offsets each.  None of them form dense clumps like xpowellii. 
>    They look VERY similar in all physical aspects.        Best        Jim
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