Mature Orange Clivia Plant - 6" pot - Blooming Size - Collector's Series

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Clivia are tough plants, known as survivors, proven soldiers for long-term use in mall plantings, indoor containers, and landscapes. Flowering begins in February and continues through May. From the moment of their discovery in the early 19th century, clivias have had a profound effect on horticulture. Gardeners in Japan, in particular, became enchanted by these members of the amaryllis family soon after the plants reached that country from their native South Africa. Europe wasn't far behind. In England, the most spectacular species, Clivia miniata, was put on display before its identity was known, and the first flowers created a sensation. It proved to be a durable and long lived plant, and its large seed were readily produce and easly to germinate. Before long, the plant breeders were at work, using some of the fine selections that had been discovered in the wild and brought back to Europe. By the end of the 19th century, spectacular new hybrids were being shown and illustrated. And then they dissapeard, victims of the upheavals and fuel shortages caused by the First World War. But now interest has been rekindled with a vengeance. An international movement has changed this palnts in many different and exciting ways. Belgian breeders, for example, have transformed clivias into more petite, rapidly maturing pot plants with astounding sales figures of over 700,000 plants per year in Europe. Chinese breeders have selected clivias for unusual leaf patterns and shpaes; single plants there are reputed to sell for as much as $10,000. Individual seed from desirable parents can sell for as much as $10 to $20 each. In South Africa and California, new colors such as peaches, apricots, and pinks are becoming popular. To understand this fervor, all one has to do is look at some of the new plants that are being bred. Yellow Clivias have long enjoyed the mystique of being exceptionally scare and desirable. Today's knowledgeable growers, however, aren't content with the buttery cream color of older selections -they want rich, golden yellow flowers, a feat that has been achieved but is still rare. Among the most exciting new hybrids are those with pink and peach-colored flowers, which have appeard in several different breeding programs. In these plants, the pink is usually mixed with a variable amount of cream or yellow, so the colors range from apricots and peaches to shades that are quite close to true pink. Clivias with variegated foliage are becoming more available. These plants are cultivated for their foliage, not their flowers, and are best regarded as living sculptures. They are particularly appreciated in China and Japan. Plants with good leaf color contrast are expensive, and often cost more than $100.00 Leaf pattern can vary not only from plant to plant, but also within the same plant. Most variegation occurs as longitudinal bands that run the lenght of the leaf and may be either white or yellow.
  • Easy to grow house plant
  • Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry
  • Blooming Size
  • Immediate shipping in a 6" pot


  • 5
    Clivia Minata

    Posted by jeanette on May 27th 2022

    I purchased 2 and they were so lush & spectacular, I ordered another. They are huge in bloom and perfect. The packing is so excellent there wasn't a bent leaf or a troubled blossom. Hirt's is my favorite plant store. This is my 30th purchase-no kidding. They are just exceptional, including their kind and caring customer service.Thank you.

  • 5
    bought two of these--beautiful plants

    Posted by Roberta McGlinn on Feb 28th 2021

    very happy with service and the plants, wrapped and well packed, fast shipping, perfect

  • 5
    Beautiful Blooms

    Posted by Ayana on Feb 20th 2021

    Picture is exactly what I received. Beautiful plant and very healthy. Blooming nicely.