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Julie F wrote (see)
Does this plant die back in winter and lose it's leaves?
I have tried growing this plant a couple of times. The first time I grew this plant I was thrilled with it, but failed to overwinter it. I'm trying again this year.It can be grown in the garden, or as a house plant.If grown in the garden then I understand that it should be treated in a roughly simiar manner to dahlias. It has a similar sort of tuber which should be lifted and stored in a 'frost free' place over Winter.It can also be grown as a houseplant. I'm not exactly sure what happens then. I aniticipate that most of the foliage will die down during the Winter.When I tried, I tried to overwinter in a frost-free greenhouse. The tubers did not come to life in the Spring. My guess is that the greenhouse, although frost free, was far too cool. A website about growing this as a houseplant says that the minimum overwintering temperature is 60F or 16C. My frost-free greenhouse was a lot colder than that.This year I intend to bring the tubers inside the house.Some instructions for growing as a house plant are here:http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/glory-lily.html
Mine has flowered and now started to die down. I don't know if it is because the weather has been too hot, we had it in the conservatory, but it was not a great success this year, not many flowers and the colour was not good..
They can be very tempremental. I have had them in the past and they have been lovely, other years they just didn't grow.
I'm no expert but if your tuber has a nodule/bud on one end give it a try, I don't think it will keep until next year, but other people may know better. Best of luck.
I bought a Gloriosa 3 years ago, marked down because it had all but finished flowering. The following year all three tubers grew giving a good show. This year only one grew, but I suspect they perhaps need feeding to build the tubers, which I did not do.
However, this year two flowers are developing seed pods, so I am now trying to find out how to grow from seed. Any ideas anyone?
The plant is in a frost-free north facing conservatory, with some low level heating in winter.
I grew mine outside in a large pot and it produced some lovely blooms, now it's beginning to die back, should I cut it back as I'm not too sure how to overwinter it ?....thought of putting the whole thing in the shed for shelter.