Always popular flowering plant for frost-free borders and indoor potted colour. Strappy evergreen foliage, bright orange flowers even in quite deep shade, very useful for planting under trees and in urban gardens.
Clivia miniata orangeAPPEARANCE : Strappy leaf evergreen clumping plant suited to shaded areas of the garden. Flowers late winter and early spring in clusters of vibrant orange trumpet-shaped flowers held high above the foliage, followed by red cherry-like seedpods. Leaves are narrower than Belgian Orange and the flower colour is a lighter shade
PLANTING: Clivia perform best in filtered light in any reasonable garden soil and will tolerate dry conditions once established. They will grow in dense shade but will not flower as well. Clivias have strong fast-growing roots - if necessary cut the tubestock pot away from the roots to transplant. They do not mind being potbound.
CARE : Prune spent flowers to encourage dense growth habit and continued flowering. Apply less water during the cooler months, this is known to encourage more flowering in spring. Reapply mulch and apply a liquid fertiliser at half the regular strength each spring. Protect from frost, cold conditions and hot afternoon sun. Lift and divide every 3-4 years or when clumps become large.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 0.5 m H x 0.6 m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
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