Many are yellow-flowered (this is the brass ring of clivia
breeding), and even the orange ones looked special grading toward red and with striking throat coloration in light yellows.
Forms of Clivia
miniata have redder flowers than the type while a variety named `Aurea' has yellow flowers.
To flower, a clivia
requires a semi-dormant period of about 2 months in winter; keep them cool, around 15[degrees]C (50[degrees]F) and water occasionally--just enough to prevent the leaves from shrivelling.
Hence, orange clivia
against lime green has an optical effect, which although not restful is certainly memorable.
I saw fat Clivia
miniata, with their showy orange flowers and huge waxy green leaves and geraniums in bloom all year round, plants familiar to us as house or greenhouse subjects.
But after the February deluge, he's seeing big blooms of clivia
, azalea and camellia at his Sierra Madre backyard.
Star jasmine trained in a diamond pattern against the wall, yellow clivia
, and dwarf abutilon in hanging baskets add interest lower down.
miniata - nothing mini about it - had been one of the worst-treated plants because its huge pot was so inconvenient after the move.
Especially attractive, permanent shade-loving plants include Aspidistra*, Breynia (Calico Plant)*, Camellia*, Clivia
, Cycads, Ferns, Fuchsia, Nandina and Parthenocissus (Boston Ivy).
It has bicolor cream and lime-green foliage that is bright enough to shine in light-deprived areas, but is not so overwhelming as to distract from flowering shade lovers such as hellebore, clivia
and Japanese anemone.
Bulbous- or tuberous-rooted plants such as clivia
and daylily are easier to divide if you remove all the soil from their roots.
Q: Last fall, I separated and transplanted three Clivia
miniata that a friend gave me.