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Clivia miniata


Natal Lily, Kaffir Lily, Bush Lily




Origin:  Swaziland, South Africa.
            Mike's Opinion

this is Mike

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A plant that easy to grow in most homes, tolerant of low light and a degree of neglect which it gets in my home. Stunning in bloom and attractive when out of flower with its dark green, strap-like leaves.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Amaryllidaceae
Genus
Clivia
Species
miniata
Category
Bulbs, Perennials, Tropicals
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H1c - H4
Temperature (°C)
-10 - 10
Temperature (°F)
14 - 50
Height
0.45 - 0.6 m
Spread
0.6 - 0.9 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JanuaryMarchAprilDecember
Landscape
Landscape, container planting and ornamental use.
Cultivation
Grows best in partial shade. Water well in warmer months, allow to dry out between waterings in winter. If kept in a pot, repot carefully every 3 - 4 years. Place outside in its pot in partial shade for the summer watering as required.
Shape
Clump-forming.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Long green strap-like leaves topped with large funnel-shaped flowers.
Pests
Scale, mites, mealybug and snails.
Habitat
Woodlands.
Bark/Stem Description
Stocky rhizomes.
Leaf Description
Strap-shaped and up to 60 cm in length. The stems are erect.
Flower Description
Flowers appear in terminal clumps on stems, funnel-shape and are 7 cm in size. Faint sweet perfume smell.
Fruit Description
Berry-like fruit following the flowers.
Colour Description
The flowers are red, orange or yellow. The throat is yellow. The leaves are bright green. The fruit is red.
Texture Description
Leaves are smooth.
Notable Specimens
Centennial Conservatory, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Division.
Ethnobotanical Uses (Disclaimer)
All parts of the plant are toxic when ingested in large quantities.
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