aquatic crinum

Alani Davis
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 05:32:33 PST
Dear Uli
These Crinum species are true aquatics and don't produce alternate emergent
foliage like many of the aquatic aroids grown in aquaria and other aquatic
species that are only seasonally submerged in their natural condition. So
in the conditions you describe even an enclosed terrarium and even in the
shallow margins of a garden pond in summer, these Crinum species just kind
of struggle and "wait for normal water levels to return"

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 5:34 AM, Johannes-Ulrich Urban <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Does anybody have the experience in growing the aquatic Crinum species
> (in my case Crinum calamistratum and Crinum natans) emerged in wet soil
> but not submerged in an aquarium?
> The reason for asking is that right now there are beautiful young plants
> of these two species for sale in some aquarium shops and I am tempted.
> They are not often available. But I do not have an aquarium and do not
> really want to start one, already too many plants to look after....
> So, if it could be grown as a swamp plant in a pot standing in a saucer
> filled with water it would be mine.....
> Greetings from Germany, the snowdrops feel cold..... a freezing but
> sunny day
> Uli
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