Crinum Spiralis (RARE- Only in United States)
This is an Extremely RARE plant that no one has. (go look- you won't find anyone else.
Unlike ALL of our other plants. AS OF 5-19-21 We do NOT GUARANTEE THIS PLANTS survival. We will send whats best- but have ZERO liability if something happens. You aren't getting your money back. If it SHOWS UP bad we can offer a store credit but if it dies later on you are on your own. (NO ONE HAS EVER KEPT THESE PLANTS....USDA couldn't find any info- WE are the FIRST!- Let us get used to them)
YOU WILL GET ONE OF THE 12 CRINUM IN THE PHOTO OF 12. YOU DON'T GET TO PICK WHICH ONE.
I was asked once by a mentor of mine. "Why do you do what you do?"
One of the answers I gave him was to bring in crazy plants that no one else has....
These plants are one of them. Crinum Spiralis is ONE of them....
This story starts with out man Ted Judy who mentioned this plant to me last summer. Ted has BEEN TO CAMEROON. (Cameroon is a consistently civil war torn 3rd world country in western Africa. It ranks high in government corruption and child labor. Cameroon is not an easy place)
Ted tells me of a "Spiral Crinum" much like a Val Torta only with the Crinum Bulb. I want this plant. Recently a supplier hit me up with photos of this plant. This is a country where you send someone money and they message you back.... "Mr. Dustin- They eat the money" (Eat the money is NOT what you want to hear)
No risk- No reward.... there is a high percentage of Failure bringing this in.
1. Even collecting them in Cameroon. 2. The Documents being correct. 3. Cameroon government officials wanting bribes. 4. Flights outta Cameroon SUCK and always are delayed for days with plants in hot boxes. 5. USDA letting them though.....and this time...USDA calling me up and going. "We've never heard of this Dustin." ....another bad signal.
These plants sat for 5 days in Istanbul. All of them did NOT clear. These were not easy plants.... but what did clear.... ahhh.... this... These Crinum Spiralis.... and me being the only one to ever have them.... THIS IS WHY WE PLAY THE GAME.
As of 5-19-21. You are getting a plant we have had LESS than a week. THEY are coming back for us, but we have a greenhouse and near daily water changes....
They are WILD, the longer we have them the more they will cost.
Received in decent shape, but melted back real hard with lots of brown now starting to show. Risk was well stated so no hard feelings. Fingers crossed that they recover and begin to show signs of new growth.
I order one, received two! Thank you! But the larger one was too far gone and had to be tossed. The smaller one looks like it will make it. I was warned and understood the risk. No new growth yet. To early to be able to tell what it will do.
I was excited to see select Crinum Spiralis still be offered after the shipping issues while in transit to the US. I'm doing everything I can to nurse this plant back to health- showing great progress in a week's time! I can't wait to see the crinum spiralis in her full glory!
I looked. Nobody has barely heard of this thing and I received 2 unbelievable specimens. When I say thing, I am referring to the most coolest looking Crinum literally from the wild. This plant means a lot to me as my grandfather, rip, was a doctor in Cameroon for much of the 80s. I am doing everything I’ve learned for these 2 shorties. I may even play some Liquid Swords so they feel like they are still with Dustin and grow. Thanks again Mr. Greenthumb!
I couldn’t be happier.