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clivia

African plant in the family Liliaceae; the bulbs of the plant contain toxic lycorine.
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Clivias are not like geraniums; they bloom once and for a short period.
In the display houses of the East Conservatory at Longwood, many of Petravich's yellow-flowering clivias have been brought into the flower beds.
Do not transplant often as clivias bloom much better when potbound.
What follows is one way to grow clivias successfully from seed, developed by horticulturalist George Scott of Arcadia, California.
In areas with frost, grow clivia as a house plant during the winter, then set outdoors in shade in summer.
All clivias are perennial evergreens which are more likely to be acquired as root divisions from friends than found in garden centres.
There's a myth that clivias flower only once every seven years but this was probably inspired by the fact that the roots need to be restricted to encourage blooming and can take some years to fill a pot if not well cared for.
Some European plants like ivies, clivias, fatsias, pelargoniums and yuccas will tolerate changes on temperature almost down to freezing point.
Divide and repot Clivias and any other houseplants that are potbound.