Gloriosa superba

Gloriosa superba
Gloriosa superba

Common names: flame lily (English). 
Botanical name: Gloriosa superba

Gloriosa superba, the flame lily, is a deciduous climber with tuberous roots, reaching up to 1.5 meters in height. Boasting slender stems that can grow up to 4 meters long, its light green leaves taper into tendrils aiding in climbing. From November to March, the plant showcases spectacular red and yellow flame-like flowers. Also known as the climbing lily, it’s easy to care for, thriving with consistent moisture and occasional fertilizer.

Uses & Benefits: medicine, poison, pot plant

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Family: Colchicaceae
Type: geophyte
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