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Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Clivia miniata

 

Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata

Clivia are herbaceous evergreen plants, with green, strap-like leaves. The flowers are mostly bell-shaped the colors ranging from yellow through to red. Some cultivars have variegated leaf patterns. Flowering time vary between varieties and some of these take up to about 6 years to flower. Clivia miniata is a species Clivia which is native to South Africa. It has evergreen green strap like leaves and the species plant has crimson red flowers with yellow throats, although other cultivars and varieties have been bred.

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plant Features
  • Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata

Latin name

Clivia miniata

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Clivia (Species) Clivia miniata is 0.60meters x 0.45meters 0.60 M 0.45 M

Clivia miniata

Clivia are herbaceous evergreen plants, with green, strap-like leaves. The flowers are mostly bell-shaped the colors ranging from yellow through to red. Some cultivars have variegated leaf patterns. Flowering time vary between varieties and some of these take up to about 6 years to flower. Clivia miniata is a species Clivia which is native to South Africa. It has evergreen green strap like leaves and the species plant has crimson red flowers with yellow throats, although other cultivars and varieties have been bred.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Clivia are typically forest undergrowth plants, adapted to low light (with the exception of C. mirabilis from the Western Cape). If planting outdoors, in warmer climates, Plant in dapled light or in shade in moist and free draining soil. If grown in pots, plant in all-purpose potting medium or coconut husks. Plants can be re-potted when they are bursting out of their pot moving just one size up (usually, every other year).

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagation is by seed or by offsets removed when repotting. Offsets are achieved by dividing the crowns after flowering and planting them singly in 13cm pots. Seeds are sown on the top of moist material in high humidity in spring and raised in a propagator. C. miniata, C. gardenii, C. robusta and C. caulescens seedlings flower after four to five years. C. nobilis will flower after seven or eight years. It is reported that C. mirabilis also takes about 6 years to flower.

 
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