How to grow pink-striped-trumpet lily or Crinum latifolium?
So how to grow for it in your garden or at home?
Pink-striped trumpet lily or Crinum latifolium or also known as “Lirio ” here in the Philippines is being planted for ornamental purposes. It is sometimes called milk and wine lily because of its white and pink-striped blossoms. Actually one of my hobbies is gardening. I actually have this pink-striped trumpet lily since I was 12 years old. I planted it because I was attracted by its color which is sweet looking. And currently as a blogger I want to share one of my favorite flowers.
And it’s great that I thought of joining the hubpages and sharing the information I have gathered and my experiences about crinum latifolium. And through some internet searches I have found out that this plant is mostly growing in Asia and its bulbs and leaves are useful in herbal medicine.
Through my curiosity about crinum latifolium I’ve really learned that it is not only a sweet looking flowery plant but it is an herb that arises from an underground bulb that is useful in alternative medicine. Based on my research their bulbs are roasted and as rubefacient for rheumatism. Its leaves are also useful for earaches. And the great info I have found is that in Vietnam and Cambodia it used in treatment of prostate and ovarian cancer.
In our place it is just an ornament but doing some searches this is not an ordinary plant its beautiful flowers can tell you how useful this herb is.
Flower Quotes for you!
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~Emma Goldman
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858
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Gardening Tips for Crinum Latifolium
My answer is just simple because it can actually grow in any soil. All you need is its bulbs that can be planted in any type of soil. These can multiply through production of bulbs underground or through its seeds that form after blooms. It’s actually flowering from June to August. The good thing about this also is that it can be grown as a houseplant all you need is just a large container by keeping it in a bright room. The good thing about this plant based on observation is that can tolerate drought season but just like other ornamental plants be sure to take care of this by giving its basic needs, sunlight and water.
Its leaves can be attacked by fungus so be sure to check for some spots on leaves because it can discolor your crinum latifolium or pink-striped trumpet lily where in you can used some fungicide that is approved for this plant but be sure to follow the manufacturers' dosage. Insects like grasshoppers, caterpillars can also cause damage to this plant so be sure to removed it.
It is actually one of the easiest plant to grow all you need to do is to be creative if where you can put this one. It can be an accent to your green garden.
It is truly quick and easy.All you need are these things:
- bulbs of crinum latifolium
- gardening tools
If you want to plant it indoors all you need is just a wider flowering pot or a big container because it bulbs is spreading undergrounds so be prepared for it.
Its striped pink flowers blooms out beautifully if you take good care of it. All you needs is here is to be caring and be patient for its sweet flowers to come out.
One of the reason that it became my favorite it is sweet and elegant looking but it is very easy to grow and one of the plants that arises my curiosity. And in the end I found out that growing a pink-striped trumpet lily is valuable. And in my own opinion, I can conclude that everything on this earth has a purpose. Seek for it and you'll discover.
My lovely Pink-striped trumpet lily
Words to ponder!
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~William Wordsworth, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," 1804
"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." ~Lydia M. Child
"Flowers are just simple but they need a human care."