Clivia Plants, close relatives of Amaryllis Plants, are easy care almost indestructible flowering plants from South Africa. Named after a Duchess of the Clive Family, Clivias have long, thick, dark-green arching leaves growing out of a large plant bulb. The trumpet or lily shaped flowers of a Clivia Plant are 2-3″ in size and can be orange, orange/red, yellow, or cream colored. Clivia flowers appear as a dense cluster of 15-20 small blooms at the end of a long stem. Clivia Plants bloom for about 4 weeks during the late spring and early summer when the weather is warm and the days are long. Clivias are large plants that can grow 2-3 feet tall and almost as wide. Planting a Clivia Plant in a heavy clay or ceramic pot, prevents it from tipping over. The older a Clivia Plant gets the more beautiful it becomes.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants