Clivia Miniata, Kaffir lily - Plant
Common name: Fire Lily.
Color: Orange or Red.
Bloom time: Flowers appear in late winter and last into spring.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: These plants do best as part-time outdoor plants, spending the summers outside in a shady spot with no direct sunlight. Bring them in during the winter rest period and keep in a lit but cool location.
Soil: A standard potting mix should be fine.
Water: Suspend water during the winter and resume again in the late winter or early spring.
Temprature: Clivias need day time temperatures between 65° and 75° F.
Fertilizer: During the growing season, fertilize every week with a weak liquid fertilizer. It also works to include controlled-release fertilizer pellets in the soil.
- These plants are relatively heavy feeders and yellow, washed-out leaves and no offsets frequently mean the plant is underfertilized.
- To prolong flowering, remove older flower stalks by snipping them at the base near the leaves.
- Also, to keep your plant looking its best, occasionally wipe down or mist the leaves to prevent the collection of dust.
- The Clivia miniata has medicinal uses.
- In its natural state, it is used in its entirety, and is effective in treating pain, muscle stimulation, uterine stimulation and fever.
- Different parts of the plant are used for different applications.
- These flowers have a bell shape to them and make for beautiful additions to a flower arrangement.
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