Crinum asiaticum xanthophyllum

Striking ornamental from the SW Pacific, where it was already used as an ornamental by natives. Plant it in full sun on a green backdrop, to enhance the golden colour. It is both spelled xanthophyllum and zanthophyllum.

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Striking ornamental from Melanesia. This golden-leaved selection of Crinum asiaticum is reproduced vegetatively since Europeans reached the SW Pacific, where it was already used as an ornamental by natives. Plant it in full sun on a green backdrop, to enhance the golden colour. It is both spelled xanthophyllum and zanthophyllum.

Just like other forms of Crinum asiaticum, this Crinum is evergreen and its elongated bulb is not a true bulb, it is rather a pseudostem. Give full sun and waster throughout the year.

Picture of the flower from wikimedia commons:
By Tauʻolunga - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2753089

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 50cm-100cm
Botanical family Amaryllidaceae
Light Sun
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Color White
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Perennials