Drought and heat tolerant Red Hot Poker plants are easy to grow. They will do well in mid summer's heat, when other plants have wilted. They are great for arid, and semi-arid areas. You may know Red Hot Poker by another name-it is also called Torch Lily and Poker Plant. They are native to South Africa.
LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: USDA hardiness zones: 5 through 9
CARE INSTRUCTIONS WATER: It is important to avoid wet soils, as the crowns can rot.
FERTILIZER: Add a general purpose fertilizer when planting them, then once a month after that.
FLOWERING: Flower colors include the ever popular red (of course!), orange, coral, cream and yellow.
SOIL: They prefer loose, rich soil that drains well.
DISEASE: Insect and disease problems are uncommon.