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Clivia Bulbs

Clivias never fail to make an unusual statement indoors or out.

Clivia This unique member of the Amaryllis family grows wild in South Africa, but it became a highly sought after conservatory plant in the western world in the Victorian era. Clivia grows from a tuberous root, and its dark green foliage is evergreen.

Clivia The common colour is orange, but a rarer yellow variety is highly prized. A rounded flower head of funnel-shaped blooms appears atop a 2' stalk, the growth habit being reminiscent of Agapanthus. In frostless zones, Clivia may be grown outdoors in bright shade, but it is generally cultivated as a house plant.

For optimum growth, Clivia needs rich, moist soil and bright indirect sunlight. It may bloom anywhere from December to April, but you should know that you may have to wait for a couple of years for the plant to begin to bloom. Being so unusual, Clivias require some financial investment with plants ranging anywhere from $30 to $200 each.

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