Common name: Asian crinum lily, spider lily or poison bulb

Native to: Tropical South East Asia

 

Crinum asiaticum is an evergreen, perennial plant producing a rosette of fleshy leaves growing 100 - 180cm tall from an underground bulb that can be 5 - 15cm in diameter. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical areas, being valued especially for its showy flowers

Crinum asiaticum

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to part shade

    Flowers: Showy, white long-tubed, 6-petaled lily-like flowers with tubular corollas

    Fragrance: Yes

    Foliage: Evergreen, upright green sword like leaves

    Growth habit: Upright, open clumping, thorny

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: 4060 cm

    Spread: 40 - 60 cm

    Soil requirements: Constantly moist, organically rich, fertile soils Keep well mulched

    Uses: Can be underplanted under large trees and shrubs in dappled light along borders. Also great for containers.

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