The Q&A Archives: Clivia Care

Question: How and when do you re-pot Clivias?

Answer: Clivias should be repotted while they are dormant, moving them into a pot just larger than their current pot and using fresh potting soil. Clivias are tuberous-rooted evergreen perennials, native to South Africa. They're related to the amaryllis family, with brilliant clusters of orange funnel-shaped flowers rising from dense clumps of dark green, strap-like foliage. Clivias grow best in shady beds and borders, in moist soil. Water your plants regularly to keep them looking their best. When planting, place the tuber just above the soil line (as you would when planting iris), and allow the clumps to grow undisturbed for best flower display. Feed your Clivias every 4 weeks during the growing season with a diluted liquid fertilizer. Blooming period is between December and April, with most blooms between March and April.

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