crinum lily

linda_leaf z10fla(10A Florida)April 9, 2013

I am moving a giant crinum lily because it is too big for the spot I put it. Can I cut off all the leaves or do I have to leave some of them on. Some of them were damaged when I dug it up.
Linda Leaf

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KaraLynn(z9 FL, Inverness, Citrus)

From my experience with crinums you should be able to cut off most if not all of the leaves without hurting the plant. I would definatly cut off all of the damaged leaves.


    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 1:04PM
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I have cut them all off down to about 3 inches of stub and they grew back just fine. In fact it might be a good thing to do since you are moving it and won't get all the roots that support the big plant. Just water it well for a few weeks. :o)

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 7:26AM
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linda_leaf z10fla(10A Florida)

Thanks Karalynn and Katkin. This was a really big plant! I will cut it down to a couple of inches.
Linda Leaf

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:39PM
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You can cut the darned thing in half and stomp on it, put it back in the ground and it will grow. I have done it with big bulbs.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 8:49PM
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I am looking for crinum lillie to trade: I have wine and roses, and I want more! Also have other unusual tropicals to trade: I am not a business, but only a crazy gardener! Can send list.

Frank :)

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 8:51PM
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