Clivia miniata – Natal Lily

Red, orange or yellow trumpet shaped flowers rise above dark green strap-like leaves. Clivia miniata is a cluj p forming perennial which grows from fleshy underground stems.

This is a slightly tricky plant to grow, as it requires a shady spot that is not too dark and which does not dry out too much in summer. Also it may be damaged even by the gentle frosts in Karin’s Garden. And it spreads only slowly, so it takes a while to recover from any setback. However in those gardens where it has found a good spot it is an eye-catching star in its moment. Rather oddly, people tend to admire either the red form or the yellow form but not both.

Click here to view the Clivia miniata page in Karin’s Garden.