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Clivia miniata - Orange Clivia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Clivia miniata.
 
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