Clivia - Knowledgebase Question

burlington, Ma
Question by burtl2
June 30, 2010
Our Clivia plant is healthy but hasn't flowered for three years. The plant is over thirty years old and fed annually.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Clivias flower more reliably if you give them a period of rest in late fall. For 12-14 weeks (about 3 months), keep the plant in moderate light in a cool room (50-65?F is ideal) and withhold water. Keep a close eye on your plant during this resting period. If you notice that it is beginning to wilt, add a scant 1-2 cups of water, just enough to moisten the soil lightly. Begin normal watering (see "Water" above) at the end of the "Winter Rest". Bloom usually, but not always, follows in 6-12 weeks.

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