I wanted to rush home and cuddle my clivias, even if I had bought the mother plant years ago at a mass mechandizer for less than $20.
Clivias are not like geraniums; they bloom once and for a short period.
There are also bright orange clivias
and the orange and blue bird of paradise flower sterlitzia.
In the past decade Bill's horticultural interests have diverted more into begonias, clivias
and breeding terete Aeridovanda orchids for cool conditions, indicative of his life-long passion for specialising in various exotic plants.
Divide and re-pot clivias
and any pot-bound houseplants.
Remove seed heads from clivias
and pot up into the next size pot using good houseplant compost.
For a little patience, a lot of clivias
Low cost and ease are two good reasons to grow clivias
must have a period of cooler weather in winter to encourage the flower buds to form, then they look so lovely that you want to display them in a living room.
Some European plants like ivies, clivias
, fatsias, pelargoniums and yuccas will tolerate changes on temperature almost down to freezing point.
Divide and repot Clivias
and any other houseplants that are potbound.
The secret is the same as with clivias
- although these are plants that thrive in shade, keep them pot-bound.
, with its dark, glossy leaves and clusters of exotic trumpet-shaped flowers, once considered `old-fashioned', is gaining in popularity again, especially during the Christmas season.