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How To Grow & Care For Clivia Plant

by aditya abhishek


Clivia, also known as Bush Lily & Natal Lily, are herbaceous perennial flowering plants native to southern Africa. 


Clivia plants can grow well in temperatures ranging from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius from spring to fall. It goes under dormancy in winter. 

Soil & Potting Mix

They love well-draining, loamy soil rich in organic matter. You can prepare potting mix with 40% loamy soil + 40% leaf compost + 10% bonemeal + 10% cocopeat. 


Keep clivia plant under bright indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burns. Therefore you can grow clivia as a houseplant. 


Moderate watering is suitable for this plant. Keep the soil a little moist but not over-wet. Apply water when the top layer of soil seems to dry. 


During the active season, fertilize your Clivia plant with a foliar spray of 1/2 teaspoon NPK (20-20-20) diluted in 1 liter of water once a month.


You can propagate Clivia from seeds and offsets. The easiest method is to multiply them by offsets that grow alongside. 

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