The Clivia Lily originated from an African flowering plant with underground rhizomes that produce dark green, strap-like leaves that closely resemble the leaves of the amaryllis plant. The inflorescence is bright cluster of cup-like, orange blooms sometimes centered with a yellow throat. Clivia Lily clumped rhizomes usually divide annually and can be easily separated. A Clivia rhizome should be planted in heavy shade, and never in full sun, because
serious leaf burn will occur that weakens the plant and stops flowering in the future. The rhizomes should be grown with moderate compost to help hold moisture in droughts. When given proper growing conditions, the clivia will produce multiple stalks that are topped with around 20 flowers each.
The brilliant color of this pink clivia lily is highly attractive to pollinator honey bees that collect the nectar and eat the pollen. Don't try to eat these beautiful flowers yourself, just because of the spell-binding attractiveness of these brilliant beauties, since all parts of lilies are poisonous to humans.
Yellow Clivia Flowering Bulbs
Yellow Clivia flower bulbs are rare and much more desirable than the common orange trumpet shaped flowers and appear in the Spring as well as the Fall. Yellow, White and Orange colors are the most common, with red colors being pursued vigorously by plant breeders.
How To - Planting Clivia Bulbs
Planting Clivia bulbs is easy and little shock is ever seen in dividing clumps of Clivias when multiplanting offsets. From South Africa come some of the most exotic and charming flowers that are grown in America, and the Clivia lily is definitely one of the choicest additions for an avid bulb collector. Variegated foliage adds an extra characteristic to make the search for the unique flower bulb, stop here!