gloriosa / gloriosa
It belongs to the lily family. The homeland is the tropics of Africa and South Asia.
General description : Usually in room conditions the following types are diluted:
Gloriosa superba (Gloriosa luxury). This is a vine, its shoots require support. Narrow light green leaves have twisted antennae at the ends. Gloriosa blooms very beautifully. Flowers solitary, 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 red. The edges of the petals are wavy.
Gloriosa rothschildiana (Gloriosa Rothschild) reaches a height of more than 1.5 m. The tepals are bent back to the pedicel.
Gloriosa will effectively cover a wall or a balcony on the sunny side over the summer. 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 : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : During the period of growth it needs abundant irrigation with warm water. In winter, at what time the plant will wither, stop watering.
Humidity : Adores high humidity during the flowering period, needs to be sprayed. The humidity of the atmosphere seems to be maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
Temperature: During the period of growth is moderate, in winter the tubers are stored at a temperature of 12 ° C. By spring, little by little they are accustomed to heat. Gloriosa does not tolerate a sharp temperature drop.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
During the flowering period, it needs top dressing 1 time per week with liquid complex fertilizers for flowering plants.
Breeding : It is easiest to young tubers when transplanting in the spring. Allowed to sow seeds, but gloriosa at the same time will bloom only after a couple of years.
Transplant: In early spring, before the growth begins, the onions are transplanted, deepening them into the ground. Gloriosa grows quickly, it may happen that the pot will become cramped in the summer. In this case, you need to change it to a larger one, keeping an earthen room and trying not to damage the fragile roots.
Pests : Rarely affected.
Gloriosa - Gloriosa