Clivia miniata orange is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family, also known as a forest lilly, kaffir lilly or boslelie. They have strap-shaped, dark-green leaves and trumpet-shaped orange flowers borne in groups on stout stems. Clivia are evergreen perennials with swollen bulb-like bases and originate from low-altitude woodlands in South Africa.
Ideal as a house plant or in a conservatory or greenhouse as they are not frost hardy.
Clivia prefer partial or dense shade hence thriving indoors. Water liberally in Spring & Autumn decreasing in winter. A low phosphate feed is recommended from early February to September evert 2 weeks.
Clivia like to be tight in their pots but do require air around their roots so soil must be well drained. An ideal mix is 2 parts orchid mix : 1 part ericaceous : 1 part fine horticultural grit. Height x spread : 45 x 30cm