Gloriosa sp., Glory Lily, Climbing Lily, Flame Lily

Gloriosa sp.

Glory Lily, Climbing Lily, Flame Lily
Family: Colchicaceae    (Formerly:Colchicaceae / Liliaceae)
Origin: Uganda
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPoisonous or toxicPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Gloriosa sp. is a native of Uganda and an excellent choice for a groundcover or low-growing 2ft vine or creeper. It can also be grown as a small shrub, reaching 2-5 feet in height. It requires full sun or semi-shade for optimal growth and likes a moderate amount of water. The flowers of this plant are extraordinary and consist of luscious red and crimson hues with a vinous quality, as well as yellow and orange varieties. The flowers are sure to easily draw the attention of butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Gloriosa sp. is vigorous, fast-growing and is suited to USDA Zones 9-11. If you live in a cooler climate and would like to keep it as a houseplant, growing it in a pot with ample drainage is ideal. As the plant is quite toxic and even poisonous if ingested, it is best to keep it away from pets and young children. When grown indoors, keep the soil slightly moist and allow the light to reach the glorious flowers for a beautiful display. If the temperature drops in winter when growing the plant outside, a thick layer of mulch is recommended for protection against cold and frost.

Overall, Gloriosa sp. is an easy-care plant that is sure to draw attention with its eye-catching colorful flowers. With the right care, it provides plenty of beauty and is sure to be a beloved addition to your home.

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