Plant Inspiration | Clivia

Oct 04, 2013

Clivia (Clivia miniata) aka Bush or Flame Lily

Sun: Zero too little for this beauty. They are low-light plants and will not survive in bright direct light. They will survive in the lowest of light levels; however it may not produce flowers in the lower levels.

Zone: Great for indoors and thrive in low light situations. They do best in moderate temperatures, between 60-65 degrees F, and will not tolerate the extremes of hot and cold.

Soil: Avoid potting soil! These plants need some air (another reason they love our planters) and will do best in a well-drained potting mixture. We suggest a mixture of perlite, vermiculite, potting soil, peat moss, and a little sand.

Water: During growing season and especially during the spring summer months keep Clivia’s soil moist. In the fall when the temperature drops, allow the soil to dry out and only water when the soil is dry when you stick your finger in past your knuckle.

Habitat: An evergreen plant that flowers! Most low light plants do not produce flowers, but this one will. This plant will live for many years, usually over 20!

Tip: Clivia is one of the few plants that like to be root-balled. It actually does better with less room. Once you see the roots come up over the side of the planter it is time to make room in the planter by removing other plants or move to a larger container. Flowers are more apt to blooming when the roots are constricted.

Category: Thriller – Used as focal points and to create a dynamic visual composition.

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