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

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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


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


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

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"Flowers are just simple but they need a human care."

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Know more about Crinum Latifolium

  • Lirio
    Philippine Medicinal Plants
  • Crinum Latifolium | Garden Guides
    Crinum Latifolium. Crinum latifolium is a sweet-scented, night-blooming flower native to India. It is sometimes called milk crinum and wine crinum because of its white and pink blossoms.

Some of Lovely flowers

Love to hear your comments

anonymous on February 03, 2016:

Do you know that pink-striped-trumpet lily is a lucky plant? When it blooms it gives fortune. ha ha

Rex on September 25, 2014:

Hi. That's not a Crinum. It's a Hippeastrum reticulatum.

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 30, 2011:

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

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on October 30, 2011:

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.

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 29, 2011:

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

Eiddwen from Wales on October 29, 2011:

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.


may018 (author) from Philippines on October 28, 2011:

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

kerlynb from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^ on October 27, 2011:

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!

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 27, 2011:

thanks Giselle, flowers are truly interesting to handle

Giselle Maine on October 27, 2011:

An interesting hub on these beautiful flowers.

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 27, 2011:

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

Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 27, 2011:

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

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 26, 2011:

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.

Sondra from Neverland on October 26, 2011:

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

RedElf from Canada on October 26, 2011:

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

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 25, 2011:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 25, 2011:

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!

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 25, 2011:

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

may018 (author) from Philippines on October 25, 2011:

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

Jill Spencer from United States on October 25, 2011:

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

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on October 24, 2011:

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!

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