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Commonly known as Fire lily
Looking like a bulbous plant, the strappy leaves grow from a mass of thick roots or rhizomes.
Genus of 5 species of evergreen perennials from low-lying woodland, often by streams, in South Africa.
Evergreennarrow, strap-like dark-green leaves.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialPerennial with bulbous base. Flowers are robust, trumpet-shaped and carried in bunches on stout stems
Partial shadeUnder glass and outside.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesMealybugs.Place of originSouth Africa.
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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 winterLoam based potting compost for greenhouse - restrict roots to encourage flowering.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilAnd humus-rich if growing outside.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten
Buy Varieties of CLIVIA
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