Houseplants forum: Help with clivia

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edulissuperba
Dec 29, 2017 3:12 PM CST
Hello,

I have a clivia plant that was recently knocked over. It used to be big and full:

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Since the fall, it's been looking squished and damaged. What should I do to get it healthy again? Trim the affected leaves? Repot?

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Thank you for the advice!
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Stush2019
Dec 31, 2017 1:33 PM CST
Don't know. It looked really large and happy before the fall. My guess would be to re-pot and let it recover. I wouldn't do anything too radical until spring when it could recover outside and with more watering. Right now, I don't water mine. How often does it bloom for you and how many stocks?

edulissuperba
Dec 31, 2017 6:01 PM CST
@Stush2019 Thanks for the reply! It has actually never bloomed for the one year since I've owned it (adopted from someone moving cross country).

Do you stop watering yours throughout the entire winter? When do you resume again?

Does "stocks" refer to the number of plants in the pot? There are 3.
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sallyg
Jan 1, 2018 6:12 AM CST
I would vote, do not repot. and do not cut leaves unless they turn yellow or brown and are clearly dying.
I keep Clivia in a cool basement this time of year with little water. A dry rest period is said to induce bloom. Typically I will see buds emerge January-February, the stalk comes from the middle where new leaves come out. It looked so healthy before the fall, I would hope you get flowers.
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Jan 1, 2018 7:02 AM CST
Sally, I would agree with that assessment. Not because I'm knowledgeable about Clivia but because I've found over the years patience is the best practice with plants.

Following this thread as I have my first Clivia and hope to learn all I can.
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Jan 1, 2018 7:09 AM CST
For appearance sake I would trim off the brown, dead leaves only.

But the main thing I would do is find a stable place for it to reside. That should prevent further mishaps.

It was a beautiful plant! Lovey dubby
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Faridat
Jan 1, 2018 8:27 AM CST
Wow, that is a huge plant! I haven't grown a Clivia yet, so I don't know what to suggest though. I'm sorry for the accident that led to its demise. Shrug!
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Stush2019
Jan 1, 2018 9:03 AM CST
I keep mine in my basement window and do water it but ever just enough to keep it alive. When I had a common orange one, it bloomed every Easter time. Now I have a yellow Dragon and it is 10 years old and never bloomed. It is very slow growing and very frustrating. Come late spring it goes out side for the summer.
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Deebie
Jan 5, 2018 10:20 AM CST
I agree that's a beautiful specimen and good advice given. nodding To prevent future falls and subsequent injury, I would suggest placing it inside a ceramic cache pot. Be sure to give it a cool rest period (around 5 weeks of 50 degree temps), to encourage it to bloom. Thumbs up And Welcome! to NGA and the Houseplant Forum.

edulissuperba
Jan 5, 2018 1:39 PM CST
Thanks for all of the replies and suggestions!

I'll keep this guy in a cool spot, continue to avoid watering, and hope for the best! I don't really mind the lack of blooms; I am so enamored with the rich green and big leaves :)

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