My mom (a great gardener) has a Clivia Plant that I love!! Can I grow a Clivia Plant as a houseplant? Is there anything special I need to do?
Clivia Plants are one of my favorite flowering bulb houseplants. I think you’ll really enjoy having one as a houseplant.
Here are some care tips for a Clivia Plant.
Light: A Clivia Plant needs bright indirect light but no direct sun. Direct sun scorches the leaves and ruins the beautiful flowers. During the summer, a Clivia Plant loves to go outside as long as you keep it in the shade.
Water: Water a Clivia Plant well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Clivia Plants prefer to be on the dry side. Pale green or orange lesions on the leaves indicate you are over-watering.
Fertilizer: Feed a Clivia Plant after it has finished blooming, usually in the early summer. Fertilize monthly, from July to October, with a balanced indoor plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Never fertilize your Clivia Plant during the fall and winter when it is resting.
Temperature: A Clivia Plant prefers temperatures between 65-70 degrees during the spring and early fall. From November to February, when your Clivia Plant is “resting” the temperature should be 50-55 degrees. A Clivia Plant does not do well in temperatures below 50 degrees.
Clivia Plants are very poisonous houseplants! You can read more about Clivias in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.