Can I move my clivia?
Do this every three to four years, when the clumps are congested, and the best time is in early autumn. Clivias can be divided now too. Just lift the clump with a spade and divide. Clivias have fleshy roots and so when transplanted they need to be watered just once, and left, because they easily rot.
Are clivia plants rare?
“You’ll find them growing in very organic material, in deep to partial shade, sometimes on top of rotting logs,” he said. He has also seen a rare, yellow-flowered clivia growing wild in South Africa. There also exists in cultivation an extremely rare clivia with a variegated leaf.
How do you care for clivia in NZ?
POSITION in a warm, shady spot with protection from afternoon sun. The dappled light under trees is ideal. WATER regularly in spring and summer but let them dry out in autumn and winter. Clivias are quite drought-tolerant but won’t survive wet feet, so don’t use pot saucers.
Are clivia plants expensive?
Clivias are expensive because they have high ornamental value and a long-lasting flowering interval. In addition to that, cultivating Clivia plants takes two to three years, which is a lot compared to other flowering plants.
When can you replant clivias?
Clivias should be transplanted during the second half of Spring to early Summer. I prefer to take remove single plants from the bunch rather than to divide the whole big cluster.
Why is clivia expensive?
Prices are high, he added, for a reason. “It is not an easy plant to propagate, and a flowering clivia will be several years old,” Wadsworth said. (These cost less because they are smaller and younger; also, they may need more time to reach blossom age, and the variety may be less rare).
Why do clivia leaves turn yellow?
Clivias develop yellow leaves and root rot if they are over-watered. They grow best when kept barely moist in pots with excellent drainage. Clivias bloom more freely when their roots are crowded, so don’t re-pot until the bulb starts to push out of the container.
Are clivias Evergreen?
Clivias are making a comeback. Lying low in gardens, unheralded for years, they have suddenly become all the rage with gardeners. These wonderful, evergreen perennials grow under the shade of trees in quite tough conditions and almost always perform well.
Can clivia grow in full shade?
Clivias will grow in shade, but may become ‘leggy’ if grown in deep shade. They will still flower, but not prolifically. Aim for good light in autumn and spring, but avoid strong sunlight in the summer months. Best grown in fertile, well-drained soil.
Do clivias multiply?
Clivia’s natural multiplication by offsets. Clivias are one of many plants that produce offsets. These are the tiny plants that cluster around the base of the mother plant and grow up to be exactly like their parent. These young plants can produce multiples in no time, provided they are handled properly.
Can you plant clivia in the ground?
Clivia grows well in a part-shade area and can tolerate dry soil conditions. The ideal planting conditions are morning sun and afternoon shade with deep soil and good drainage. When planted from tubers, clivia flowers in the second year after planting.
How many species of Clivia are there in New Zealand?
Keith has established the largest and most diverse collection of Clivia in New Zealand. This contains over 30,000 plants, most planted under trees. All six species are represented. The sixth species, C. robusta was described following a PhD study into the chromosomes of the genus, using plants from this collection.
How long does it take for a Clivia to grow?
This species produces stems that grow to a metre or more before assuming a horizontal position. Pendulous flowers. Clivias are slow growing plants. Seeds can take 3 – 4 months to germinate. Plants require some shade, especially from overhead mid-day sun. When grown from seed, some plants may flower after five years, but others much longer.
Did you see Clivia north at the South Africa Virtual Show?
Clivia North has entered photos in the Clivia Society South Africa virtual show this year, held due to the fact that no shows were held there. We are awaiting the results of the judges and are hoping for the best.