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Commonly known as Climbing lily, Glory lily
Genus of one very variable species of climbing, tuberous perennial from woodland and forest, often by rivers, in tropical Africa and India.
Alkaloid-rich, and toxic, has long been used in many medicinal applications.
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
Tuberous - perennial.
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin. - take care when handling tubers.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for its brightly coloured flowers. Good for growing through other plants.
Pests & Diseases - aphids
Place of origin - tropical areas of Africa and India.
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based potting compost with grit and plenty of light