The Clivia plant, also known as bush lily or kaffir lily, with its evergreen dark green, strap-like broad leaves in spring and in autumn and winter are followed by attractive, red, berry like fruits.. Also, its trumpet-shaped flowers come in umbels, a cluster holding flower stalks.
Clusters of orange trumpet flowers are borne above .
the decorative plants needs much light and is happy about several hours of sunlight each day, in particular in the morning and late evening. It does not agree with direct light of the midday sun, if the leaves turn yellow, the Clivia miniata is exposed to too much sunlight. The locations too shady constrain or prevent the formation of blossoms. A place at the window facing East is ideal
A porous, nutrient-rich substrate creates the best conditions for an intense growth of the Clivia miniata.
Clivia miniata is the ideal plant for the shade garden or for containers. It purifies the air.
- One adult plant can absorb one litre of impure air and release 80% of oxygen overnight
- It performs photosynthesis under very weak light
- 3-4 plants are enough in a room for absorbing smoke and other contaminants
All parts of the plant are slightly poisonous. Hence, the pot should never be placed within reach of small children and pets.
Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.
Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.
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