Gloriosa rothschildiana

Joan Kiernan asked 13 years ago

Purchased a bulb/corm Gloriosa rothschildiana nearly a year ago – planted same, and to date nothing has happened, now it is in a warm athmosphere and I am wondering what else I can do.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The gloriosa lily is a stunningly beautiful red and yellow flower on a climbing plant. It can also be difficult to get started, the tuber oftens rots in cold, wet airless compost. Sometimes the tubers have been too long on the shelf and too weak to sprout.

The chances are that the tuber has rotted. If you try again, buy the tuber as fresh as possible and mix in plenty of grit to keep the compost open and water very little until there is active growth.