How to grow Clivia miniata

Clivia miniata growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Clivia also known as Natal lily, bush lily or Kaffir lily, Clivia miniata perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant and as cut flower, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green in narrow linear shape grow in rosette structure.

Clivia miniata flower

Flower fragrant color can be: red, orange or yellow in trumpet shape, flowers grow on stem connect in clusters.

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Requirements for Clivia miniata growing and care:

Moist soil, about 10C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Bulbs / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruit poisonous

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn in hardiness zone 10b and hotter zones and as houseplant all year

Pests and diseases:
Slugs when it’s young

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Bloom stems and dead leaves

Size of the plant:
30-50cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape flower in colors: red, orange or yellow, flowers grow on stem connect in clusters

Scientific name:

Clivia miniata

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