*Flame Lily Seeds
Genus: Gloriosa Superba
Hardiness zones: 10-11
Gloriosa superba is a species of flowering plant in the
family Colchicaceae. English language common names include flame lily, climbing
lily, creeping lily, glory lily, gloriosa lily, tiger claw, and fire lily.
Names in other languages include kalihari (Hindi), Kaanthal (Tamil),
ulotchondal (Bengali), lis de Malabar (French), aranha de emposse (Portuguese),
bandera española [Spanish flag] (Spanish), mkalamu (Swahili), klänglilja
(Swedish), riri (Māori), and jia lan (Chinese). It is native to much of Africa and
Asia, but it is known worldwide as an ornamental plant, a medicine, a poison,
and a noxious weed. This species is a perennial herb growing from a fleshy
rhizome. It is scandent, climbing using tendrils, the stem reaching 4 meters
long. The leaves are mainly alternately arranged, but they may be opposite, as
well. They are somewhat lance-shaped and tipped with tendrils, and they are up
13 to 20 centimeters long. The showy flower has six tepals each up to 5 to 7.6
centimeters long. They are generally bright red to orange at maturity,
sometimes with yellowish bases. The margins may be quite wavy. The six stamens
also are long, up to 4 centimeters, and each bears a large anther at the tip
that drops large amounts of yellow pollen. The style may be more than 6
centimeters long. One flower may weigh over 2.5 grams. The fruit is a fleshy
capsule up to 6 to 12 centimeters long containing red seeds.Cultivars of this
popular garden plant may vary from these wild-type characteristics; the
cultivar ‘Lutea’ has all-yellow tepals, ‘Citrina’ is yellow with red markings,
and ‘Nana’ is a dwarf. Whitish forms are known, as well. The plant likely is
pollinated by butterflies and sunbirds.It grows in many types of habitat,
including tropical jungles, forests, thickets, woodlands, grasslands, and sand
dunes. It can grow in nutrient-poor soils. It can be found at as high as 2500
meters in elevation.
Prepare a pot of peat moss in which to
germinate your seeds.
Soak the seeds in tepid to warm water overnight
and then plant them in the pot at a depth of no more than 1 inch. Water the
seeds to moisten the soil. Watering should be continued as needed to always
maintain moderately moist soil to encourage germination.
Cover the pot containing to seeds with
plastic wrap to lock in heat and keep moisture in. Keep the pot indoors near a
window to provide the germinating seeds with a heat source and UV light once
they begin to sprout.
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag and placed in a bubble envelope so the seeds are not
damaged by shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other
weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a
high germination rate.
that all seed orders will contain the quantity ordered. Unlike many sellers who
sell seeds by weight, all seed our counts are almost always correct, as the
seeds are packaged and counted by hand. Seed packages are all double checked to
insure accuracy. We do our best and will often add extra seeds.
We are a seller that caters to
experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily
available online. Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we
do not ship growing instructions.
All My Seeds Are Sold Fresh So You Can Plant them Anytime within 2
years from Purchase
***Note: It is normal for tropical seed germination to be sporadic from as
little as 30 days to 6 months or more- so patience is required. Buyers should
do their own research for plant uses if needed.
BE PREPARED – Some Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate – much patience and
time may be required – please don’t be wondering why the seeds have not
germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several months will be
needed for some seed.
Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination
guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel
unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is
successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we
are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure
due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable
Seed is a
live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use
of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and
reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of
the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s
responsibility and risk.
by paypal. We offer combined shipping. Put all the items you want in your
shopping cart. When you are done adding all the items you want pay threw your
shopping cart. You pay for shipping on the first pack of seeds and all other
seeds ship free, if paid for all on the same order. Your shopping cart will
combine the shipping for you. We only ship in the U.S.
READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $40 will be shipped with a tracking
number, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class USPS
Mail ,2-10 day shipping and no tracking Items will be shipped 1-3 business days of
receiving payment. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 5-7 days not including
weekends and Holidays.
always send the item to the address you give us on PAYPAL to ensure the
security of the item. If you have changed your address, or want us to ship to
another address, please change to the new address when you pay us with PAYPAL,
otherwise we will not be responsible if the package is lost.
“estimated” delivery date in this and all listings is an estimate
made by the postal service and posted on each listing byAgritz ….not the
seller. The date of estimated delivery is usually (but not always)
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Important, Please read
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.