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How to grow pink-striped-trumpet lily or Crinum latifolium?

Updated on October 27, 2011
My Pink-Striped Trumpet Lily
My Pink-Striped Trumpet Lily

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.

An accent in my green garden
An accent in my green garden

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:

  • soil
  • sunlight
  • water
  • 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

pink-striped trumpet lily in vibrant color
pink-striped trumpet lily in vibrant color

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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."

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    • may018 profile image

      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks ytsenof for visiting my hub, I truly appreciate your comment.

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      Cathy 6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      What a beautiful lily! Having enjoyed the different types of lilies and absolutely loving flower gardens, I appreciate this hub. You have done a great job providing information. Thank you.

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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Eiddwen, take care also and have a great day.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I love flowers and their bright vivid colours and this hub was a gem.

      I now look forward to reading more of your hubs.

      Take care and have a great day.


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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      Yes kerlyn, it has another purpose, thanks for visiting my hub.

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      So lirio is not only beautiful, it also has medicinal properties? Thanks for telling me about it! Really appreciate this hub. Voted beautiful and up!

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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      thanks Giselle, flowers are truly interesting to handle

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      Giselle Maine 6 years ago

      An interesting hub on these beautiful flowers.

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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Red eLF,Ardie,Denise and Movie Master for visiting my hub. I really appreciate all your comments.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of this beautiful Lily.

      I too love gardening and the Lily is also one of my favourite flowers.

      Welcome to HubPages, best wishes MM

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Interesting poll results. I would have bet and lost that flowers make EVERYONE feel better. Now I know the truth, LOL

      Very nice job. Well written and interesting-voted up.

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      Your hub is beautiful! I wish I could actually grow plants and flowers - I'd get some. But sadly I kill all the flowers I get :( However, I love, love, love to look at the pictures of them! Great job May

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      You are off to a good start! Welcome to HubPages!

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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      thanks Peggy W, I found hubpages to be truly exiting and it's because also of the interesting topics you have written, which are an inspiration to me.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This trumpet lily is surely pretty and it was interesting to find out how it is used medicinally in places around the world. Very nice first hub! Welcome to HubPages!

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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      thanks thedirtfarmer,that flower is truly gorgeous,its color is truly pleasing

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      may018 6 years ago from Philippines

      thanks Cardisa for visiting my hub,plants are truly lovely creations here on earth

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      Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

      Welcome to the Hub! What a gorgeous flower. Pink really is a beautiful color for flowers to wear.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      All plants are my favorite plants. I love nature so I can't choose one flower over the

      Very Nice hub and welcome to hubpages!