Crinum care at home
Crinum is a bulbous plant that reaches a height of from 90 to 100 cm.
The blooms are large, bright, with a diameter of 60 cm.
The flower is wide and long bright green leaves between which there is a peduncle.
Flowers of crinum begin to appear in August, finish flowering in September, inflorescence consist of around 10 flowers funnel-shaped, about 10 cm in length. The fruit of the flower looks like a box disconnects asymmetric shape.
Location and lighting
The crinum needed bright sunlight for this it is well suited South side without a shadow. To avoid burns, be sure that the leaves do not touch the window. After winter the plant to the light should be introduced gradually.
In the summer I advise you to make the flower on the air, can be withdrawn from the country, but don’t forget to protect the plant from heavy rainfall.
If the crinum remains in the room, you should regularly ventilate the room. Fall and winter also require lighting and ventilation, it is recommended to allocate a room with artificial light.
The South African species in the summer, most prefer a temperature of 22°C-27°C. Overwinter at a temperature of 2-6°C.
Crinum from tropical areas in the summer, feel their best at a temperature of 22-27 °C, in winter the temperature should not be below 14 °C.
Watering and humidity
During flowering requires constant irrigation with warm water, so the ground was damp but not wet. Dormant flower rarely watered and kept in the cool. Plants need a constant washing with a damp cloth.
Primer crinum like clay-wood with the addition of humus, sand, peat, and hardwood land.
Fertilize with liquid fertilizer diluted concentrate in the proportions specified by the manufacturer twice a month.
Feeding starts with the emergence of young leaves and end when the last flowers fade.
Transplantation and propagation
Before the beginning of active growth, every 2 — 4 years transplant. Bulb planting so that he could see 1/3 of the head, the flower pots used are large and deep. Most often, crinum propagated by little bulbs, rarely seeds.
Pests and fight with them
Brown spots on the leaf surface and stems are scale insects that suck the juice from plants.
You can apply Malathion or decis, or wipe the leaves with a solution of 0.15% aktellik (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Whitish insects — amaryllidaceae bug, settles under the scales on the bulb. The plant should be treated with insecticide diluted, 2 ml preparator in 1 litre of water.