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Clivia miniata
Common Name: Fire Lily Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Clivia miniata
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Not quite hardy but fantastic as a patio and houseplant, C. miniata has been a favourite of plantlovers since Victorian times. The dark green, strap-like foliage shows off the beautiful clusters of glowing orange and yellow flowers in late spring or summer. The resulting large fruit lasts for two years, first green then brilliant red which is fantastic against the foliage. Minimum two degrees Celsius.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Native Habitat:
Subtropical coastal forest to ravines in high altitude forest in dappled shade.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourOrange 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone10-11  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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