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Vivien H

When & how do I start my gloriosa tubers back into growth please? I have stored them in a cold, frost free place over winter.
Thank you,

Vivien Hubbuck

Hi Vivien

You can start off your Gloriosa now indoors before transferring them outside in the summer months. Plant in pots with suitable drainage holes.
Plant 3 Rhizomes to a 14-16 inch pot.
Use a multi-purpose compost or John Innes No. 3 for your Gloriosa.
Site your Gloriosa Lilies where they will receive full sun to light shade, so on a window sill or in a conservatory would be ideal.
The root and shoot come from the same end and need to be planted downwards on a 45 degree angle in a triangle formation. They’ll figure out which way is up.
Plant the Rhizome 3-4″ deep and 6-8″ apart. The tip of the Rhizome can point out the top of the soil by an inch.
Take care NOT to touch the growing points on the bulbs; bumping and abraiding this area tends to reduce sprouting


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