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Flame Lily, Gloriosa Lily (Rothschildiana/Superba) - Bulbs

A unique flaming red petal with yellow margins gives this lily an exotic look.
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Description for Flame Lily, Gloriosa Lily (Rothschildiana/Superba)

It is a perennial herb growing from a rhizome. Rhizome circumference may be up to 15 to 20 cm. It is scandent, climbing using tendrils, the stem reaching 4 meters long. The showy flower has six tepals. The fruit is a fleshy capsule with red seeds.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, tiger claw Bright red to orange Late Spring, Summer 1 to 2m Easy to grow

Planting and care

It grows in many types of habitat. The plant can be propagated sexually by seed or vegetatively by dividing the rhizome. It can be easily be grown indoors. Plant in large pots with clay pellets on the bottom and filled with fresh potting compost, about 4 inches deep. Plant the tubers again in the spring in fresh potting compost, water, and feed. For transplanting, use 3 parts peat moss, 1 part sand and 1 part perlite.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to partial shade Friable and well drained. Medium 18 to 28 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Flame Lily

  • Keep it in a sunny spot and water regularly.
  • The soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.
  • Apply balanced liquid fertilizer monthly.
  • Reduce watering in the winter and after flowering.



Typical uses of Flame Lily

Special features: Flowers

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: They produces flowers for cutting.

Medicinal use: NA


  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/growing-climbing-lily-plants.htm
  • https://www.tesselaar.net.au/growingguides/gloriosa_lily.asp

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