Crinum is a large genus in the Amaryllidaceae family found in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions in Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas. Most of the species are summer growers and have large, showy, fragrant flowers. The bulbs are large and long lived. Rachel Saunders and Jim Waddick gave some good advice on how to grow Crinum from seeds. Seeds should be sown in a well-drained mix. Make a small depression in the potting soil and place the seeds in the depression. Do not cover the seeds. It doesn't matter which way you plant them, they will sort themselves out. Seeds will germinate will with warm temperature, high humidity, and good contact with the soil. Keep the pot constantly moist. Fresh seeds germinate fast and grow to a good size in one year. With routine fertilization, the seedlings will mature quickly and will need to be repotted. Planting the seeds in a large container will reduce the number of repottings.

Crinum Hybrids is our wiki page with a table listing links to information and pictures of hybrids.

xAmarcrinum is our wiki page with pictures of hybrids between Amaryllis and Crinum.

Spodoptera picta is a serious pest for this genus in Australia.

Below are photos of a few of the species.

Crinum amoenum, Alani DavisCrinum buphanoides, Rogan RothCrinum zeylanicum umbel, Alani DavisCrinum jagus vanillodorum, Alani DavisCrinum procerum splendens, Alani DavisCrinum stuhlmannii, Rogan Roth

For more photos and information about the species select the appropriate wiki page:

or click on the name in the table below:

Crinum species
Crinum acaule Crinum album Crinum americanum Crinum amoenum
Crinum asiaticum Crinum bulbispermum Crinum buphanoides Crinum calamistratum
Crinum campanulatum Crinum caribaeum Crinum distichum Crinum erubescens
Crinum fimbriatulum Crinum jagus rattrayi Crinum jagus scillafolia Crinum jagus vanillodorum
Crinum kirkii Crinum latifolium Crinum ligulatum Crinum lineare
Crinum lugardiae Crinum macowanii Crinum mccoyi Crinum minimum
Crinum moorei Crinum natans Crinum oliganthum Crinum paludosum
Crinum pedunculatum Crinum procerum splendens Crinum razafindratsiraea Crinum scabrum
Crinum stuhlmannii Crinum unknown species Crinum variabile Crinum zeylanicum

Another resource for this genus is Al Sisk's web page

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