Crinums Growing In Basement

Judy Glattstein
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 07:19:51 PST
As my cool greenhouse is getting jam-packed, when it was time to bring 
the potted crinum in their very large pots indoors I decided to try 
wintering them in the basement. They were looking quite shabby so I cut 
them back, hauled them in, and ignored them. No light, no water.

Today I'm trying to tidy the garage because some insurance-paid repairs 
to sheet rock will happen next week. Took a tray of peat moss packed 
canna tubers into the basement. Oh-oh, the crinum are growing seriously 
tall and - naturally enough - very pale.

What now? Do I have to bring them upstairs and wedge into the greenhouse 
for the winter?

Back to garage cleanup.

Judy in still crazy warm, overcast New Jersey

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