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How to care for Gloriosa

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Gloriosa Tubers.

1. Plant tubers in a good quality compost mid April, with a 2" layer of compost on top.  click for larger image
1. Plant tubers in a good quality compost mid April, with a 2" layer of compost on top.
2. Plant supports or canes should be used now to prevent root and tuber damage later, or temporary canes can be used now and replaced as plants grow. Water well and protect from late frosts.click for larger image
2. Plant supports or canes should be used now to prevent root and tuber damage later, or temporary canes can be used now and replaced as plants grow. Water well and protect from late frosts.
3. Tie plants to supports, as necessary, with garden twine.click for larger image
3. Tie plants to supports, as necessary, with garden twine.
4. Feed regularly with a high potash feed to encourage flowers. click for larger image
4. Feed regularly with a high potash feed to encourage flowers.
5. After flowering remove any seed pods. Water and feed until plants start to die back, then stop watering completely.click for larger image
5. After flowering remove any seed pods. Water and feed until plants start to die back, then stop watering completely.
6.Remove dead growth and canes in the autumn. Store pots in a dry shed/garage in the existing compost through the winter. Do not water. Following spring re-start process.click for larger image
6.Remove dead growth and canes in the autumn. Store pots in a dry shed/garage in the existing compost through the winter. Do not water. Following spring re-start process.

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