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Clivia gardenii

Family: Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)

Native to: Southern Africa
Bulb, Groundcover

Clivia gardenii

EVERGREEN

SEMI-SHADE

SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.5m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Clivia gardenii

DESCRIPTION

These clivias have bright green leaves that form a tuft. The leaves often differ from other species, as they have a paler section along the lower third of the leaf. The flowers are orange to red, tubular and pendulous.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Clivias attract a host of insects to the garden.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately
MAINTENANCE
Clivias are low maintenance and plants will benefit from being split every 4-5 years.
LANDSCAPING USES
A valuable groundcover for densely shaded positions.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Formal, Tropical, Woodland
PESTS & DISEASES
Slugs, snails and the amaryllis lily borer caterpillar sometimes attack clivia. Slug and snails can be controlled with a beer bait or by the local Hadeda population.
CAUTION
The berries contain a toxic substance which may be harmful to children if consumed.

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