Clivia plants are available in a variety of colors including yellow, cream, variegated, and the most common, orange. Typically, evergreen, strap-leaved plants produce flowers from late winter to early spring. Flowers on thick, rigid stems rise up to 24" above clumps of dark green, wide leaves. Plant them in light shade and provide regular watering. Do not plant in full sun or too much heat, as they will show burn on the leaves. They need shade, but definitely need light, so do not put them into too dark a spot or you will not get flowers. Most types grow : 1-2 feet high by 1-2 feet wide and stay in tidy clumps, with small offset plants as they mature. These bulbs originated in South Africa and are sometimes called Bush Lily, Kaffir Lily, September Lily, Flame Lily, or Natal Lily. Best spot is a dry shade area, possibly with early morning sun and protection from frost. Will grow nicely next to agapanthus (Lily of the Nile).
NOTE: 3/26/17: Most Orange Clivia have finished blooming at this time and are usually only available in 3 gallon size. We have a few yellow clivia available in bloom in 3 gallon size only. Other than that, plants will be delivered without bud or bloom.
For best bloom in general, conditions in Orange County are pretty ideal:
- give plenty of light, but not direct sun
- fertilize twice a month with half-strength 20-20-20 fertilizer
- protect from frost, even moving plants indoors if necessary
- Allow a no-water dormancy between October and January
- Give plants cool nights of 35 to 55 degrees F for 5-6 weeks
- Begin watering and gradually raise temperature to 60 F.
- Flower buds should show about 2 weeks later
Sorry, but pricing fluctuates wildly, depending upon size of pot, size of plant, and especially, color of flowers. Most common availability is 2 gallon and 5 gallon, with some 1 gallon availability. If available, prices below are for orange only. Please email for specific details and quotes on other colors and sizes.
Free delivery in Orange County only. We do not ship plants outside Southern California due to weather, shipping service handling, and cost considerations.