glirosis / gloriosa
Refers to the family of the lily. Fatherland - the tropics of Africa and South Asia.
General description : Usually in the room conditions the following species are bred:
Gloriosa superba (Gloriosa splendid). This is the liana, its shoots require support. Narrow, light green leaves have twisted tendrils at the ends. Gloriosa blossoms very beautifully. Flowers are single, large (up to 10 cm long) in the form of a lily. The color of the petals, green at the base of the perianth, gradually turns into orange, but then into the red one. Outskirts of petals are wavy.
Gloriosa rothschildiana (Gloriosa Rothschild) reaches a height of more than 1.5 m. Leaflets of the perianth are bent back to the pedicel.
Gloriosa effectively wraps around the summer wall or balcony on the sunny side. To do this, she needs to create a support in the form of a grid or lattice.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Gloriosa:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : During the growth period, it needs abundant watering with warm water. In winter, at what time the plant wilts, watering to stop.
Humidity : Adores high humidity during flowering, needs spraying. Humidity of the atmosphere seems to support, placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or expanded clay, which is continuously moistened.
Temperature regime: During the period of growth, moderate, in winter the tubers are stored at a temperature of 12 ° C. By spring, little by little accustomed to heat. Gloriosa does not tolerate a sharp temperature drop.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
During the flowering period, it needs fertilizing once a week with liquid complex fertilizers for flowering plants.
Breeding : The easiest way is for young tubers to be transplanted in the spring. It is allowed to sow seeds, but gloryosis will bloom only in a couple of years.
Transplantation: Early in the spring, up to the beginning of growth, the bulbs are transplanted, deepening them into the ground. Gloriosa grows up quickly, it may happen that the pot will become small in the summer. In this case, you need to change it to a larger one, keeping the earth clod and trying not to damage the fragile roots.
Pests : It is infrequent.
Gloriosa - Gloriosa