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Crinun purple

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The Crinum Purple, also known as the purple spider lily, is a perennial bulbous plant known for its long, dark green leaves and striking purple or magenta flowers. The flowers, which can measure up to 20 cm in diameter, are grouped in inflorescences and emit a mild, pleasant fragrance, making them perfect for enhancing any garden.

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Description

The Crinum Purple, also known as the purple spider lily, is a perennial bulbous plant known for its long, dark green leaves and striking purple or magenta flowers. The flowers, which can measure up to 20 cm in diameter, are grouped in inflorescences and emit a mild, pleasant fragrance, making them perfect for enhancing any garden.

Origin

Native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia, the Crinum Purple is commonly found in areas with moist, well-drained soils, such as riverbanks and marshy areas.

History

Cultivated and appreciated in gardens and landscapes for centuries, the Crinum Purple has been valued for both its beauty and resilience. In many cultures, it has been used in traditional medicine and religious ceremonies due to its exotic appearance and medicinal properties.

 Care

Location: Prefers locations with direct sunlight or partial shade. In warmer climates, it is advisable to protect it from intense midday sun.

Soil: Requires well-drained, fertile soil. Enriching the soil with organic matter improves moisture retention and nutrient availability.

Temperature: Tolerant to heat but does not withstand frost. In regions with cold winters, it is better to grow it in pots that can be moved indoors.

Watering

Water regularly during the growing season (spring and summer), keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. In autumn and winter, reduce watering significantly to prevent excess moisture that could rot the bulbs.

Pruning

Minimal pruning is needed, limited to removing dry or damaged leaves and flowers. After blooming, it is advisable to cut off wilted flowers to encourage the growth of new ones.

At Viveros González, we are committed to offering the best plants to beautify your home and garden. If you have any additional questions about Crinum Purple or any other plant, feel free to contact us. We are here to help!

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Data sheet

Name
Crinum Purple (Purple Spider Lily)
Origen
Tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia
Height
Height: Up to 1.5 meters Flower diameter: Up to 20 cm
Colour
Dark green leaves, purple or magenta flowers
Flowering
Mainly blooms in spring and summer
Location
Prefers direct sunlight or partial shade In warm climates, it is advisable to protect it from intense midday sun
Irrigation
Regular during the growing season (spring and summer), keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged Significantly reduce watering in autumn and winter
Applications
Ornamental: Ideal for gardens and landscapes due to its striking flowers and ease of care Medicinal: Used in traditional medicine in some cultures

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