Plant Care Torch Lily

Torch Lily

About Torch Lily

Red hot poker is a plant resistant to damage by deer and slightly salt tolerant. Hybrid cultivars of Red hot poker are available. To propagate, either sow seeds or divide the plants in spring. It flowers from the bottom upward and fades to yellowish green as they senesce.


Kniphofia uvaria

Also known as

Red Hot Poker, Red Hot Poker, Tritomea and Torch lily

How to care for Torch Lily


How often to water your Torch Lily

Water needs for Torch Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Torch Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Torch Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Red Hot Poker in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Torch Lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Torch Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Torch Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Torch Lily in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Torch Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Torch Lily: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Torch Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Torch Lily is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Torch Lily

Torch Lily

Torch Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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