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Asked by
SweetNote on
August 20, 2012

Q. Why don’t my Torch Lilies bloom?

I have five Torch Lilies, two bloom and the others do not. What can I do to have them bloom?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 20, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

You may need more phosphorus added to your soil. Bone meal is a good way to add phosphorus. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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Asked by
areef on
February 17, 2014

Q. How to grow torch lily from seeds?

 I’m from Malaysia and I’m trying to grow torch lily from seeds. So what is the best way or technique in growing torch lily from seeds? Thanks.

Answered by
Heather on
February 20, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

This page has a good set of instructions for starting torch lilies:
http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/red-hot-poker/red-hot-poker-flower-seed.html

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Asked by
azeroth45 on
June 26, 2016

Q. Torch gingers not flourshing

I have a torch ginger in a pot in south FL in partial diffuse shade to full sun for short periods when it is not at peak and it grows new shoots and most stems seem healthy but they never get more than 3 to 4 feet tall and never bloom before they start to turn yellow and die.

Sometimes when the new shoots grow, the leaves begin to open up before they are even fully out of the stem which causes them to be deformed by the time they have fully come out of the stem. I have it in a well draining mix of mulch, sand and organic compost and I fertilizer every 2 months or so with a high potassium fertilizer. I also don’t let it get too much or too little water as far as I can tell.

What could be causing its arrested development and over-eager leaf development?
Thanks,
G

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 28, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Do to the size of these plants, container growing is not recommended.
Your plant will likely do much better planted directly into the garden.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ornamental-ginger/growing-torch-ginger-lilies.htm

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Asked by
RGB on
December 27, 2016

Q. Kniphofia

May I now (Dec/Jan) cut the leaves of Kniphofia or will I affect it adversely?

Answered by
Alisma on
December 27, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

If the leaves have turned yellow or brown, you can cut them. If the leaves are still green in your climate, it's best to leave them in place to continue feeding the plant.

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