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Clivia-miniata

Name

Clivia miniata's common name is kaffir lily.

Description

Clivias makes an impressive display especially when their cluster of bell-shaped flowers appear from the centre of the large, sword-shaped leaves. It usually flowers from late winter to late spring.

Origin

South Africa

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Colours

Orange is the most common colour but there are also apricot, red and yellow varieties.

Care tips

During the resting period from autumn to winter, it needs to be in a cool and bright area and be kept almost dry. Come summer it can go outdoors or indoors in a semi-shaded and warm spot. Water it well in summer and feed every fortnight from spring to mid summer.

Facts

Repot every second or third year as the roots do not like much disturbance. It contains poisonous alkaloids.