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, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate or and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial (4-9 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.

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Requirements for Gloriosa superba growing and care:

Rich soil, mulch in the beginning, well-drained soil, slightly acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Geophyte / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive in the tropic

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn ( in colder area in the spring)

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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 as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

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

Scientific name:

Gloriosa superba

Alternative names: Flame lily, Climbing lily, Creeping lily, Glory lily, Gloriosa lily, Tiger claw, Fire lily

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