Clivia is native to low-lying woodland, often by streams, of South Africa. Basal laves are lance-shaped to strap-shaped and deep green, topped with thick stems bearing clusters of robust, tubular to trumpet-shaped fluorescent orange flowers in February.
CareOutdoors, provide fertile, rich, well-drained soil in part shade. Avoid root disturbance. Where not hardy, grow under glass or as houseplants. In hot climates, grow in a border or bed, or among shrubs. Restrict root run to encourage flowering.
PropagationDivide in late winter or early spring.
ProblemsBacterial and fungal spots and some virus-like diseases are common. Mealybugs can occur.