The Climbing Lily with a Flaming Personality!

Get ready to be dazzled by the Gloriosa Superba, a plant that's as flamboyant as its name suggests! Known by many names such as the Flame Lily, Glory Lily, and the Poison Plant, this plant is a true spectacle to behold.

Gloriosa superba

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

This plant has moderate water needs.

Sand Specialist

Thrives in sandy soils, requiring moderate care and preparation.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Significant Human Health Risks

This plant is toxic and may cause severe health issues.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Gloriosa superba

The Gloriosa Superba is a rhizome type plant that can grow between 6 to 8 feet in height and 1 to 3 feet in width. It's a trailing plant with olive-colored leaves that add a touch of exotic charm. But the real show-stopper is its flowers. Blooming in the autumnal period, the flowers are a stunning mix of amber and maroon, making it an eye-catching addition to any space.

Despite its beauty, the Gloriosa Superba is also known as the 'Poison Plant'. While it might not be the best choice for a salad, it certainly makes for an interesting conversation starter!

Also known as

Climbing lily
Flame lily
Glory Lily
Malabar Glory Lily
Superb climbing lily
The poison plant

Our design recommendations

The Gloriosa Superba is an outstanding plant for design purposes. Its vibrant flowers and trailing nature make it a great choice for adding a pop of color and texture to your space. It's particularly effective when used in cluster planting, creating a dramatic visual impact. This plant is versatile and can be grown in a pot, as a room plant, or on a veranda. Just remember to keep it out of reach if you have curious pets or children!