Seed Head Of Clivia

//Seed Head Of Clivia

We think this is a species of Clivia of which there are several, prized for its pendant clusters of flowers, but all Clivias have strap-shaped foliage, a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. Native to South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red, or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate much frost and, when grown outdoors, it needs partial to full shade, regular water, and a slow-release fertilizer formulated for blooming plants. It should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry. Does not like to be transplanted so leave as long as possible.

By | 2016-04-02T09:08:43-07:00 April 2nd, 2016|Perennials|0 Comments

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