Clivias

Clivias

Clivia make striking plants for the house and conservatory.

They are grown for their bold strap-shaped, dark-green leaves and trumpet-shaped red, yellow, orange or cream flowers borne in groups on stout stems.

Clivia are evergreen perennials with swollen bulb-like bases and originate from low-altitude woodlands in South Africa.

 

Clivias are fabulous garden plants for shady spots. They also have some of the most spectacular flowers around! This video shows you just how simple it is to divide an established plant and to pot-out some fresh seeds.

 

Overwintering Clivia

Clivia are frost tender and can be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (40°F). They should be grown as a houseplant, in a conservatory or warm greenhouse and do best in bright, filtered or indirect light.

 

Avoid direct sun in summer, which may scorch the leaves, and place pots away from radiators or other sources of heat.