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Commonly known as Fire lily
Flowers usually bright orange with a yellow throat but can be variable when raised from seed. A good conservatory or pot plant for the house when in flower
Evergreen - strap-shaped leaves 60cm (24in) long. Bears large umbels of up to 20 nodding, tubular flowers 5-7cm (2-3in) long.
Orange - orange with yellow throat
Height - 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spread - 30cm (12 in)
Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
Partial shade - under glass and outside.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - mealybugs.
Place of origin - South Africa.
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based potting compost for greenhouse - restrict roots to encourage flowering.
Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
Scented Plants - Scented flowers - mildly scented.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - and humus-rich if growing outside.
Clivia - Growing Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5