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Clivia miniata

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).

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:33 AM
Keywords: Clivia miniata, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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