Crinum from seed

Eugene Zielinski
Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:23:22 PDT
Yes, you have it right.  Basically, press the seed into loose, damp (but
not soaking wet) potting mix so that it is about 50% exposed.  I usually
use a 1:1:1 mixture of peat
:perlite:///vermiculite/.  Eventually it will throw out a root that will burrow
into the soil.  It will then throw up a slender leaf, and you'll be on your
Marcelle Shepherd's crinum web site ( has
a nice article by Dave Lehmiller about cultivating African crinum in
containers.  Click on Crinum Culture on the left side of the page, then
scroll to the bottom for a link to the article.


Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: Mary Gutierrez 
> To: <>
> Date: 7/14/2008 2:01:40 PM
> Subject: [pbs] Crinum from seed
> I read an archived posting about growing crinum from seed, and would
> like any additional advice any of you can offer. I got a single fresh
> C. macowanii seed from Silverhill and I don't want to blow it. Should
> it be on/near the surface like clivia? Any pointers?
> Thanks!
> Mary Gutierrez
> Northwest Garden News
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