Gloriosa superba growing vine herbaceous with geophyte of the genus Gloriosa also known as Flame lily, Gloriosa superba perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental hedge plant, cut flower or as medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial and in the right care in hardiness zone 9 (4-8 can grow but need to take the bulb in the winter to the house). Leaves color green in oval shape.
Gloriosa superba flower
Flower color red, orange or pink with yellow in the base of the petal, the structure of the flower create like fire flame.
Gloriosa superba for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
Rich soil, mulch in the beginning, well-drained soil, slightly acid soil, organic matter, humus
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Geophyte / Seed (explanation bellow) / Vegetative reproduction by dividing the rhizome better to divide in the autumn to the winter – cutting is also possible and the season to do it it’s in the spring, need to keep high humidity with moist soil possible to use hormone but not must, spray the plant with water and need well ventilated air.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s easy to start from
Difficulties or problems when growing: Can be invasive in the tropic
Planting season: Spring / Summer / Autumn ( in colder area in the spring)
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: Just for design and dead parts
Size of the plant: 2-4m, 6-12 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes, when grow indoor as houseplant need to take care that there are enough light
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, when growing in container need to take at least 3 gallon (12 liter) but better bigger, every few years need to switch the soil better to use potting mix or peat soil possible with little perlite, the soil need to be well ventilated and rich soil, put organic matter and humus, except this better to fertilize 3-4 times a year.
Bloom season? Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Fire flame shape in red, orange or pink with yellow in the base of the petal, the structure of the flower create like
How to grow from seeds
Sowing requirement: ~25C
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Dry and dark location
Sowing season: Spring / Summer
Planting spacing: 20*30cm (8*12 inches)
Depth of Sowing: 2cm (1 inch)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil, high humidity , don’t let the soil dry, better peat soil
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Germination time: 2-8 weeks
Condition of seedling: Mulch, light, moist soil with high humidity
Alternative names: Flame lily, Climbing lily, Creeping lily, Glory lily, Gloriosa lily, Tiger claw, Fire lily