Clivia Miniata, Bush lily, Natal lily – Plant
Clivia miniata is a species of flowering plant that is native to South Africa. It is a popular ornamental plant that is cultivated for its attractive, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in shades of orange, red and yellow. The plant belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is commonly known as the Natal lily, bush lily, or Kaffir lily.
Feature of Clivia miniata
They grow from a fleshy rhizome and produce long, strap-like leaves that can reach up to 60 cm in length. The plant typically blooms in late winter or early spring, producing clusters of up to 20 flowers on a single stem. The flowers are typically 5-6 cm in diameter and have a sweet fragrance.
How to care Clivia miniata
- Light: Bright, indirect light is best. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves.
- Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the soil feels dry.
- Temperature: It prefers temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). It does not tolerate frost.
- Humidity: Normal household humidity levels are usually fine.
- Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
- Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years in fresh soil. The plant prefers to be slightly root bound.
- Propagation: They can be propagated by division or by collecting and planting seeds.
- Pruning: Remove any dead or yellow leaves as needed. The plant does not require heavy pruning.
- Pests and diseases: Clivia miniata is generally pest and disease resistant, but can be susceptible to mealybugs and scale insects. Keep an eye out for any signs of infestation and treat promptly if necessary.
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