Clivia flowers are very nice species of flower. The plant serves as a houseplant with very health buds and blooms when grown inside and gives off a radiant dominant bloom when groomed outside. If you are looking to grow a plant this winter, you can consider growing a clivia plant as an alternative to the other traditional holiday plants like the chrysanthemums or the blooming azaleas.
Clivia miniata is an amazing flowering plant. With its elegant and imposing appearance, it’s quite easier to groom when compared to an orchid or the uncommon Christmas (cactus). When nurtured under months of cool night temperatures in autumn and a six-to-weeks period of rest and calmness, the plant gives off a thick cluster of bright orange flowers. The straplike dark evergreen leaves are blemish free, the green leaves bud the flower and give the entire plant a wonderful appearance even when it is yet to bloom.
The plant clivia just like amaryllis belongs to the same lily family (Liliaceae). They share the semblance in shape but the distinction between them Is that the amaryllis is bigger and shaped like a trumpet. The clivia flowers buds in clusters to form a very big conspicuous flower heads.
The flowers vary in height within its species. Some clivia flowers can grow up to 20-inches with colourful flowers on the top of the stem and other arranged in the centre of the plant, clustering within the foliage. The flower is renowned for its prettiness and the abilities to lighten up windows in the winter. Its primary colour is orange, but they are the rare breed of yellow clivia flowers which are very expensive.
With its appearance looking very dotty and clean, the flower is very easy to cultivate and can be placed to fit in perfectly in a bright north window. You can also place them on the east or west window to be shaded from the sun. The plant does not require high humidity and does not need to be misted. The flower, however, requires regular watering during the spring and summer seasons. It should not be allowed to dry out before being watered and should not be watered too much as too much water causes it to rot.
The flower is usually fertilized with a half-strength dilute solution 20-20-20 fertilizer. Although it usually doesn’t need to be repotted, you can report them anytime you want within the year. All you need do is cut or pull its large leaves apart and make sure each of the divisions has plenty supply of large fleshy roots when placing them in a well organic soil pot.
During the fall, the clivia flower doesn’t need fertilizer, you just need to water when the foliage begins to wilt. The flower is best placed on a porch or a room where the night temperature drops below 40 degrees. The plant rests for about six-to-eight weeks this time and the rest is essential for flower bud formation.
The flower is an amazing plant that can be used to lighten up any interior or placed outside to give the environment a graceful touch. If you are keen on plants and flowers, then you should check out the clivia flower.