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PlantFiles: Lys de Midlands
Crinum mauritianum

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: mauritianum (maw-rih-tee-AY-num) (Info)

Ponds and Aquatics

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive timrann On Aug 22, 2009, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Crinum mauritianum is endemic to Mauritius island. It was thought to be extinct untill it was re-found again in the 70's at the Midlands dam. It rather grows better along streams, near lakes, ponds or muddy areas. Flowers are white with purple edge and have a delicate fragrans. Can be seen in botanical garden now and time to time in nurseries.

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