Kassir Lily? - Knowledgebase Question

Laguna Woods, CA
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Question by lormur
November 23, 2002
Someone gave me a plant and called it a kassir lily-I cannot find any information -It is kept in the shade and has beautiful green leaves like a kaffir lily

Is there such a plant as kassir lily?

Thank you

Answer from NGA
November 23, 2002
I'm not aware of a kassir lily which makes me think your plant is Kaffir Lily. If so, Clivia miniata is the botanical name. Treat it as you would an Amaryllis and it should rebloom for you. After the plant has finished blooming, cut down the flowering stalk and allow the foliage to wither away on it's own. As the foliage begins to yellow, stop watering. Keep the plant cool and don't water. After the bulb has rested sufficiently it will send up new sprouts. As soon as it does, water regularly. It will repeat the process of blooming and resting. The plants like to be pot-bound so don't rush to re-pot. When necessary carefully divide your plant or propagate using any offsets produced.

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