Bush Lily. St. John's Lily. Fire Lily. A rare color, this Clivia has clusters of clear, butter-yellow flowers. 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 only found naturally in southern Africa and beloved as 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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White, upward facing flowers have a broad green stripe along the middle of each petal. Fleshy, bright green leaves emerge with the flowers in the spring and die back in the fall. Native to Namaqualand in South Africa, it will...
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Parachute Flower. Parasol Flower. Vining succulent with outlandish, vase-shaped flowers colored with dark reddish brown and velvety green. The flowers are about 4 inches tall and foul-smelling (like many members of this family). Does well in a hanging basket or...