Botanical name: Clivia miniata Family: Amaryllidaceae Plant type: Evergreen perennial. Plant Size:40cm tall x 30cm wide. Depth and Spacing: Plant with the crown just below soil surface level and 30cm apart. Watering: Very drought tolerant. Frost: Clivia must be protected from frost - a verandah, the eaves of a house or a dense tree canopy are usually sufficient for as low as -10oC. Flowering time: Spring - once the flowers are mature which will be in approx 3 years. Preferred Soil: Well drained. Preferred Aspect: Part to full shade. Ideal climates: Sub-tropical to cool. Pruning: Remove old leaves & stems. Fertilising: Generous amounts of slow release organic fertiliser (such as blood & bone) applied regularly from early Spring to mid Summer achieves maximum growth. Potting: These plants make ideal pot plants and they love being crowded in a pot so leave them undisturbed for many years. Uses & Comments: This plant also makes a colourful indoor plant (away from direct sunlight).
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