The Main Plant entry for Clivias (Clivia)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Clivias.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Image
Common names
  • Natal Lily
  • Kaffir Lily
  • Thong Lily
  • Bush Lily

Photo Gallery
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-02-27
20-year-old plant
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-03-01
Location: Chicago Botanic Gardens
Date: 2020-03-05
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-02-27
20-year-old plant
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2020-03-05
A burst of color!
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2023-11-19
Location: in my garden in Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2023-05-18
litely varigated Solomon yellow & varigated Solomon peach
Location: In a conservatory, Lincolnshire, UK 
Date: 2012-05-16
This Clivia Miniata is home grown from seed and is a cross of two
Photo by pinkiris

Date: 2023-04-09
Location: Riverhead, NY
Date: 2020-07-02
Photo by piksihk
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2016-03-21
Clivia seed pods
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 3-22-14
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2024-02-12
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Marimurta Botanical Garden
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 2018-08-09
Germinating clivia seeds
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2015-03-23
Always blooms in March
Photo by dyzzypyxxy
Photo by gemini_sage
Location: Houston area
Date: Spring
Photo by AnnaZ
Photo by ShadyGreenThumb

Date: 2020-06-01
plant was coated in insecticide...

Date: 2023-04-12
Location: Houston
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 2018-08-27
Clivia miniata
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 2018-08-20
Clivia miniata
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 2018-08-27
Clivia miniata with green keel
Location: So calif
Date: 2019-04-06
Location: Shade garden
Date: March 1
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-05-17
New offset
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 2018-09-01
Planting a germinated clivia in seedling trays
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Germinating clivias
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Gardens - Rock Island, Il.
Date: 7-5-08
Location: central Illinois - Washington Park Botanical Garden
Date: 2014-03-22
Location: Philadelphia flower show
Date: 2013-03-12
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Photo by dogpack
Photo by tarev
Photo by tarev
Photo by tarev
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-1-12
Photo by ShadyGreenThumb
Location: central Illinois - Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Il.
Date: March 2013
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-05-22
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-09-10
First leaf slowly growing
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: April 2014
Location: central Illinois - Washington Park Botanical Garden
Date: 2014-03-22
Location: San Diego, Ca
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: San Diego, Ca
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: San Diego, Ca
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-10-06
3 months old
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-08-28
Location: Van der Veer Botanical garden, Davenport, Ia.
Date: 2011-07-11
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-1-12
Location: Our home, DeLand, FL
Date: 2013-01-06
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: Our Sunroom, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2013-07-23
Location: Our Sunroom, Hot Springs, AR
Date: 2013-07-23
This plant was given to me by my cousin in NC and travels from Fl
Photo by pinkiris
Location: Philadelphia flower show
Date: 2013-03-12
Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 2, 2012 1:44 PM concerning plant:
    Clivias flower more reliably if they have a period of rest in late fall. For 12-14 weeks (about 3 months), keep a houseplant in a light, cool room (50-65°F is ideal) and withhold water. Keep a close eye on the plant during this resting period. If it is beginning to wilt, add a scant 1-2 cups of water, just enough to moisten the soil lightly. Begin normal watering at the end of the winter rest period. Bloom usually, but not always, follows in 6-12 weeks.

  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Dec 14, 2018 6:24 AM concerning plant:
    Slow growing, bug free, the dark green leaves always look healthy. I have blooms every year following the rest period.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 8:14 PM concerning plant:
    "Of the species, Clivia miniata is the most widely cultivated; cultivars with flowers ranging from deep red-orange to pale yellow have been bred by growers. Yellow plants can belong to one of two different groups which breed true for colour, producing seedlings with unpigmented stems and all yellow flowers when mature. When yellows from different groups are crossed, seedlings with pigmented stems occur and the resulting flowers are orange.

    In cultivation, it is recommended that plants are watered regularly in summer, although not overwatered, with a resting period from autumn till late winter, when the plants are kept almost dry at 46-50 °F. Plants can be repotted yearly or every other year in all-purpose potting medium or coconut husks.

    Propagation is by seed or by offsets removed when repotting. Seeds are sown on the top of moist material in high humidity.

    Pests and diseases include scale insects, mealy bug, and rot.

    Clivias contain poisonous alkaloids."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

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