Clivia Plants: The Popular and Easy to Tend to Evergreens
Can you imagine a world without plants? That’s right, you can’t, because there’d be no world without them! Over the centuries, plants have proven to be crucial for the existence of people, from a medical as well as aesthetic point of view.
Plants are the first options that come to mind whenever we want to add more of nature’s charms at home, particularly those of us who live in the cities. There’s the right plant for everyone! Lately, however, due to the fast-paced lifestyles, many people started looking for the easily grown evergreen plants, beautiful year round, which goes to show why clivia plants Australia has gone crazy about.
These plants are suitable for the outdoors as much as they are for the indoors, but they do need protection throughout winter. Though typical for the region of South Africa, the clivia plants Australia round nurseries (yes, even online!) have to offer are many, like the varieties of the trendy kaffir lily, or so called Clivia miniata, that can be found in creamy, peach, and bright orange flowers, to the Belgium hybrid.
Same as with any plant, it’s important to know how to tend to its needs. After purchasing, it’s important to water the clivia plants, and get to work to plant them in planters and pots of choice immediately, if you don’t have a garden with flowerbeds.
Don’t forget to include a fertiliser (add it once every month) and water again after planting, having in mind the first three days after planting require more watering. They do prefer moist soil, but a bit of drying between the watering is recommended.
As for temperature, they do well with about 21°C or even more throughout the day, and not less than 10°C at night because temperatures less than that can damage them, and remember to keep them in spots without direct sunlight or sources of heat as the leaves can be damaged.
Late autumn is the period requiring less watering and fertilising, and winter, as the rest period of the clivia plants, requires the usual amount of watering and fertilising again which is also when the flower buds start appearing.
Though they don’t do well with root disturbances, in case it’s necessary to repot them, make sure to do so after the flowering period which is in spring. Other chores you’d have with these plants is removing the spent flowers, and no training or pruning. This is why they are considered the plants easy to tend to.