Flame Lily, Gloriosa superba (Red, Yellow) - Bulbs

A unique flaming red petal with yellow margins gives this lily an exotic look.
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About Flame Lily

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 Flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, tiger claw
Height 1 to 2m
Flower Colour Bright red to orange
Bloom Time Late Spring, Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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

Flame Lily 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 Full sun to partial shade
Watering Medium
Soil Friable and well drained.
Temperature 18 to 28 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Summer

Flame Lily special feature


Flame Lily uses

Ornamental Use:

  • They produces flowers for cutting

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do flame lily grow?

On average flame lily grows 1 to 2m

What color are flame lily?

A flame lily plant bears flowers of color Bright red to orange

How hard is flame lily to grow?

A flame lily is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a flame lily need?

A flame lily prefers Full sun to partial shade

How much water does a flame lily need?

A flame lily prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a flame lily need?

Friable and well drained.

What temperature does a flame lily like?

18 to 28 degrees C

How should I fertilize my flame lily?

Use any organic fertilizer.


Sunday, 09 February 2020

Deepshikha Dhawan Sapra

Thursday, 07 December 2017

you say this has no medicinal use, well i say it is of immense medicinal use,,,check the internet. it is called kal lavi in marathi, one that induces labour pains for an example

Jyoti Karnik

Saturday, 05 August 2017

I have some childhood memories with this plant.

Kaustav Guha
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