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crinum lily

Posted by linda_leaf 10 FL (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 10:48

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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RE: crinum lily

  • Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 13:04

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.


RE: crinum lily

  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 10, 13 at 7:26

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)

RE: crinum lily

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

RE: crinum lily

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.

RE: crinum lily

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 :)

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