Scientific nameKniphofia uvaria is also known as Tritoma, Torch Lily, or Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence. The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 1.52 m (5.0 ft) in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow.
These plants can be propagated by seed or by division. Seed takes a long time to produce flowering plants.
These plants can be propagated by seed or by division. Division will produce the quickest results. Large clumps can be lifted and divided, using a spade and then replanted.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Good for coastal areas
Suitable for clay soil
It provides food for:
Southern double-collared sunbird