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Clivia miniata (variegated) Bloom size

Bush Lily.  St. John's Lily.  Fire Lily.  Orange flowers with creamy stripes on the foliage. Variegation may be different from the plant shown. Very showy and rare foliage form of a prized plant.  A robust grower, it thrives in shady areas outside or as a lovely, evergreen houseplant.  Like most Clivia, a cool, dry rest in the winter will ensure good blooming in the spring.

(Amaryllidaceae) Clivia are native to southern Africa and beloved houseplants all around the world.  Clivia=Lady Clive, Duchess of Northumberland who grew the type species, Clivia nobilis ('nobilis' is also a reference to her nobility), miniata=color of red lead (referring the flowers). Bloom size plants.

Light: Dappled to full shade outside. Indoors in medium, indirect light.

Water: Average water needs, but it is important that the soil mix be very light. Like other Clivia, a dry, cool period in the winter will contribute to good blooming.

Soil: Very well draining, but rich. A good mix would have high organic matter content and a lot of pummice or perlite. The plants usually grow in pockets of accumulated forest debris along cliffs or rocky areas or even on the limbs of large trees.

Fertilizer: A layer of well-rotted manure or compost and all-purpose, slow-release fertilizer

Hardiness: Zone 10 with protection of mature trees or an overhang. Mature Clivia will tolerate a slight frost, but it damages the plant and opens it up to fungal infection.




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