Crinum asiaticum, Poison Bulb, Giant Spider Lily

Crinum asiaticum

Common Name : Grand Crinum Lily, Poison Bulb, Spider Lily, Crinum Lily, Tree Crinum, Bakong Botanical Name : Crinum asiaticum Family : Amaryllidaceae

Crinum asiaticum

Order - Asparagales

Subfamily - Amaryllidoideae

Genus - Crinum

Species - asiaticum

Origin - Southern China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Assam, Philippines, Bangladesh, Tropical Southeast Asia

Hindi - Nagadamani

Tamil - Visamungil

Height - Up to 4 feet tall

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, Part Shade, Well drained, Medium moist soil, Average water

Life Cycle - Perennial

Category - Evergreen herb, Shrubs, Bulbs

Uses - Ornamental, Herbal Medicine

Flowers - Showy, Large, Fragrant, Velvety white with pink & red stamens, Umbel, Clustered 25 flowers, 6 narrow petals, Bulbs are greenish white facing upwards, succulent stems

Flowering Season - Year-round

Leaves - Green, Erect, Lanceolate, 145 cm long, 12 cm wide

Hazards - All parts are poisonous

Growth Rate - Moderate/ Average

Attracts - Bees & butterflies

Good For - Pots, Container, Bank of the dam, Side of the pool, Public garden, Borders, Edge of ponds, Parks

Giant crinum lily
Giant crinum lily

Poison bulb close up view
Poison bulb close up view

Crinum asiaticum plant
Crinum asiaticum plant

Crinum asiaticum leaves
Crinum asiaticum leaves

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical garden, Bangalore [Bengaluru], Karnataka, South India, India


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