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Clivia miniata - Orange Clivia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Peach
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Clivia miniata (Orange Clivia) - An evergreen bulb-like perennial that forms clumps 2 feet tall and wide with narrow long dark green blunt-tipped leaves. In late winter into spring appear the clusters of pale orange flowers atop stalks rising above the foliage. Plant in a shaded area in well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to very little - quite drought toleratnt in the shade of an oak tree. Hardy without damage to 25-28 F and recovers from short duration cold temperatures down to 20 F - grow indoors in containers in colder climates. Used for a medicine to alleviate childhood pains by the Zulu people.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Clivia miniata.
 
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