Written by Maggie
Jan 06 2021
Red hot poker, scientific name Kniphofia uvaria, is a perennial herb of the genus Liliaceae. Plant height is up to 120 cm, stem erect. Leaves are cluster, grass, sword - shaped. Leaf blade middle or upper middle begins to bend downward, rarely erect; The raceme is with the birth of hundreds of tubular florets, was torch-shaped, corolla orange, brown and black seeds, into an irregular triangle. Flowering period is from June to October. The Fruit period is in September.
Red Hot Poker stands 80 to 120 cm tall and has an upright stem. The raceme is with the birth of hundreds of tubular florets, was torch-shaped, corolla orange red, flowering period from June to July. Leaves are linear. The capsule is yellow, brown, and fruit in September.
Red Hot Poker, originally from the southern region of Africa, likes warm conditions, but is hardy. Light requirements are adequate, but can also withstand half shade. When growing, the choice of soil should be loose and fertile sandy soil, and to discharge water is good, when using the best is to add the right amount of basal fertilizer.
Red Hot Poker is native to southern Africa, widely grown in China.
Red Hot Poker can be propagated by sowing and splitting. Sowing propagation time should be in spring, autumn, with early spring sowing effect is best. It can be sown in the seedling box first, so as to facilitate management. The depth of the soil is 0.5 cm. The optimal temperature for germination is about 25℃. When the seedlings grow to 5 ~ 10 cm, they can be transplanted, and the row spacing of the plants is 30 cm ×40 cm. Splitting propagation can be carried out in 4 to 5 years old plant bushes, and can be carried out in spring and autumn. It is generally carried out after flowering, and the best period is early September. Each plant should have 2 ~ 3 buds and some fibrous roots attached to it. The row spacing of each plant should be 30 cm ×40 cm.
Red Hot Poker has better ornamental value and is suitable for viewing. Red Hot Poker can be planted in the lawn or next to the rockery, as a background. Or Red Hot Poker can be made as cut flowers.
Red Hot Poker - Enthusiasm, brightness, energy, and the bitterness of missing. There is another way of saying it is the agony of love.