The Plant: Dark green glossy strap-like leaves, this houseplant has bright orange flowers with yellow centres, also available in cream or yellow. Originating from South Africa, the Clivia is a striking beauty when in flower. Can also be obtained in yellow, pink, or red flowers. Member of the Amaryllis family.
How to look after Clivias
Its needs: Shade! Semi-shade or deep shade, no direct sun. Well-draining potting mix, rich in compost and leaf mould. Enjoys extra humidity, especially in summer, but does not appreciate extreme heat. Normally grows besides streams and other damp places in wild.
Care: Water generously through growing season, but reduce this over winter. Clivias should be allowed to grow unchecked for several years in large containers before being divided. They respond well to feeding with a general houseplant feed - not foliar feeds though.
mealy bug. Clivias can be divided
in late winter or early spring.-
Good for: A large, stand alone, feature plant in a shady corner. When flowering, bring into prominent position to appreciate spectacular flowers. Aptly named ‘Flame of the Forest’.
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