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Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.
A very hardy succulent plant with bronze and green colouring. It grows tall, to two and a half metres, and is drought tolerant and good for cactus gardens and for containers. The sap can be very irritating, so handle with care if pieces break off. can be grown indoors in bright light, as well as outdoors in sun to part shade. Needs a well drained and gritty soil. Water less in colder months.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.8
Rot in wet conditions
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.