East Africa & Asia
Plantii is an red / orange variety of gloriosa lily. The very elegant flowers are much smaller than that of G. rothschildiana. It is a tropical vine which grows to 5 . Each plant produces between 3 to 9 blossoms at a time.
Plant begins blooming with 3 to 4 inch flowers having not real fragrance approximately 2 to 3 months after planting a mature bulb.
Gloriosa lilies require sun and warm temperatures, but appreciate partial shade from hot mid-day sun. Plants thrive with increased humidity around them.
Gloriosa lilies prefer organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil. They like a sunny spot but produce best blooms when placed in locations with some afternoon shade. After blooming, dig, dry and store the tubers in a dry medium before first frost.
Plants respond well to warm temperatures, good water and moisture and ample feeding during the growing season
Used on trellis or fences. Cut flowers last up to 8 days in floral arrangements.
All parts of the plant are poisonous ...
The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs is tall. This means most large bulbs like tulips or daffodils will be planted about 8 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Planting depth is measured from the bottom of the bulb.