Torch Lily Plants

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  1. Orange-Flowered Bulbous Plant
  2. Why don't my Torch Lilies bloom?
  3. How to grow torch lily from seeds?
  4. Torch gingers not flourshing
  5. Kniphofia
Asked by Anonymous on May 3, 2011
Orange-Flowered Bulbous Plant

What is the name of a bulbous plant in the Lily family with spikes of bright orange blooms? Leaves are a narrow tapering ovate with parallel veins.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Perhaps the Fire Poker Plant is what you are thinking of?

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Asked by SweetNote on August 20, 2012
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Kniphofia

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

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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