Gloriosa Rothschildiana is easy to grow but they require a hot humid spot in the house or grow in a conservatory, so not ideal for everyone. They are a very popular plant and grown very successfully by many gardeners. The flowers of Gloriosa Rothschildiana are a bright scarlet with a yellow edge to the petals. They can be put outside in the summer months and are best trained to grow up trellis or similar. Often also referred to as the flame lily of Rhodesia.
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Indoor Planting: Gloriosa are easy to grow but they require a hot humid spot in the house or grow in a conservatory, so not ideal for everyone. Plant them in a container that has good drainage at the bottom. The soil mix should be equal quantities of loam peat and sand with grit added to help with drainage. They will grow 6-8 feet so ideal to train up a trellis or similar. Do not over water until you see the first signs of growth and then keep soils moist as they grow.
When growing indoors keep them in a well ventilated room that remains warm and humid with plenty of light but not direct sun light.
Outdoor Planting: Not suitable for growing outside.
Feed with Tomato feed and bone meal. or similar during the growing period to ensure they remain health for years to come.
Humidity is key for the best performance. Growing them up a trellis or similar is ideal.
Flowering Height: 6 to 8 feet
Flowering period: July on wards.
Soil type: The soil mix should be equal quantities of loam peat and sand with grit added to help with drainage.
Aspect: Indoors, Greenhouse or conservatory or the warmer parts of the garden.
Planting Depth: Plant bulbs at a 45 degree angle with the growing tip in the soil and the base just above soil level.
Spacing: 1 per 18cm pot.
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