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PlantFiles: Giant Spider Lily
Crinum x amabile

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: x amabile

20 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ponds and Aquatics

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive art_n_garden On Jun 29, 2009, art_n_garden from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant was sold to me as a water plant and has lived in full sun with this being the second year in my pond. I over-wintered it in a rubbermaid tub with very little care and light and it did just fine bouncing back when I set it back out into the pond this year. It still has not flowered, but I am hopeful for this year or next.

Positive Calalily On Aug 21, 2005, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows in Texas and sometimes only gets watered by the rainfall. They flower more with regular watering.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
San Diego, California
Tulare, California
Villa Park, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Big Pine Key, Florida
Brooksville, Florida (2 reports)
Miami, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Spring Hill, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Carriere, Mississippi
Conway, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Broaddus, Texas
Ingleside, Texas
Los Fresnos, Texas

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