Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa superba

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Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba) at Dammann's Garden Company

Gloriosa Lily flowers

Gloriosa Lily flowers

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Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba) at Dammann's Garden Company

Gloriosa Lily in bloom

Gloriosa Lily in bloom

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Flame Lily, Glory Lily, Tiger Claw, Fire Lily


This variety is a tropical vine that climbs by tendrils in the leaf tips; dazzling yellow and orange-red lily-like flowers emerge from summer to fall; a great indoor container plant

Features & Attributes

Gloriosa Lily features showy yellow flowers with orange overtones and red streaks along the branches from early to late summer. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.

This is a multi-stemmed houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Gloriosa Lily can be expected to grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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