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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pics of recycle pipe and my garden
Hello to all of my gardening friends! This past year...
Firebush is waking up, Amaryllis has opened and Wendy's...
Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F
Mango! Advice needed - photo intensive
I've always wanted to move to Florida for two reasons,...
Questions on Coffee Grounds
A friend of mine told me her neighbor suggested she...
need seeds
i was wondering if anyone can send me some seeds to...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™