Clivia miniata has a well-earned reputation as a rugged houseplant that demands very little attention. With medium light, occasional watering, and a rinse of the leaves every month or so, this stately tropical plant will bloom gloriously in early spring, sometimes again in the fall, with clusters of warm orange blooms that last for weeks. As the plants age, the arching, strap-like leaves become a handsome, sculptural presence even when the plant is not in bloom. Happiest when pot bound, Clivia will let you know when to repot by bursting its container. Clivias thrive even in a north window and require very little care, growing larger and more impressive with age. Our plants are of blooming size, and most will flower within 3-4 months of arrival. One plant in a 7-inch terra-cotta pot with saucer.
Video: How to Grow Clivia miniata -- The Perfect Houseplant (1:25 minutes)
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To account for the differences between the climates of the Southeast and West, we have split the "warm" end of our hardiness ratings. In the example Hardiness Zone: 4-7 S / 4-9 W, the first number of each range (4) indicates cold hardiness. The second numbers (7 and 9) indicate the limits of a plant's range in the Southeast (S) and West (W).