How do I get my clivia to bloom?
Hold the plants dormant until 8 weeks before show time. To bring the plants out of dormancy, begin watering and gradually raise the temperature to 60 degrees F. Flower buds should begin to show about two weeks after the temperature is raised.
How do you care for a clivia plant?
Grow clivia under cover in a frost-free place, avoiding hot rooms, in good light but out of direct sun. Water regularly in summer but sparingly in winter, when the plant should be ‘rested’ in a cool place. Feed in spring and summer, and deadhead once flowering has finished.
Do clivias like full sun?
Clivias will grow in shade, but may become ‘leggy’ if grown in deep shade. They will still flower, but not prolifically. Aim for good light in autumn and spring, but avoid strong sunlight in the summer months. Best grown in fertile, well-drained soil.