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Natal lily or bush lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Clivia miniata

 

Natal lily or bush lily

Clivia miniata grows to a height of about 45 cm and flowers can be red, orange or yellow, sometimes faintly scented. Sometimes known in cultivation as 'Kaffir lily'. Needs to be grown with a minimum temperature of 10 °C, in temperate regions C. miniata is normally cultivated as a houseplant. In warmer climates, it is grown as in gardens in light or dappled shade.

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plant Features
  • Natal lily or bush lily likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Natal lily or bush lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Natal lily or bush lily is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Natal lily or bush lily likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Natal lily or bush lily

Latin name

Clivia miniata

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Natal lily or bush lily likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Natal lily or bush lily is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Natal lily or bush lily likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Natal lily or bush lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Natal lily or bush lily is 0.60meters x 0.45meters 0.60 M 0.45 M

Clivia miniata

Clivia miniata grows to a height of about 45 cm and flowers can be red, orange or yellow, sometimes faintly scented. Sometimes known in cultivation as 'Kaffir lily'. Needs to be grown with a minimum temperature of 10 °C, in temperate regions C. miniata is normally cultivated as a houseplant. In warmer climates, it is grown as in gardens in light or dappled shade.


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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