East Africa & Asia
Gloriosa rothschildiana is a tropical vine which grows to 6 . Its lily-like flowers of bright red and yellow are very showy.This fragile grower with exotic colored flowers, narrow, waxy-edged petals is a climber needing a trellis or some type of wire or support for the tendrils to cling to.
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.