Crinum thaianum

Eugene Zielinski
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:11:14 PST
I found that the dried bulbs available in pet stores do eventually sprout
roots and leaves.  It just takes a while, like a month or so.
I also found that C. thaianum does not have to grow completely submerged in
water.  My bulb grew nicely in a pot of soil sitting in a saucer of water. 
Now I'm wondering how big the bulb has to be before it will bloom.

Eugene Zielinski
Rapid City, SD

> [Original Message]
> From: James Waddick <>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
> Date: 1/31/2013 8:18:28 AM
> Subject: [pbs] Crinum thaianum
> Dear PBSers,
> 	Does anyone grow Crinum thaianum? It is not on the PBS wiki, but it
seems very available at least here in Kansas City.
> 	We have two big box pet stores selling dormant bulbs of this species in
various packing for only $4  or less. It is marketed at suited to totally
submerged aquarium growth. The IUCN calls it Endangered and says it comes
from a very restricted range. Stores selling small dormant bulbs all say
they come from Thailand.
> 	Am I missing something? Even if commercially propagated how can
Endangered Species be sold so freely and cheaply? I presume this is a world
wide commerce.
> 	Any ideas from the Crinum pros?			Best		Jim W. 
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