• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing 18 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLY-vee-uh min-ee-AH-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 18 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Orange
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasPlant in a shady location in a bed, border or container. Planted in mass they brighten those sometimes colorless shade gardens. Use indoors or out for a tropical look when in bloom. The glossy, strappy foliage adds interests year round.
    Companion PlantsCreate a cool, tropical shade garden when combined with Elephant Ears, Tasmanian Tree Fern, Fushcia, and Ferns. The golden color of Flax Lily and Japanese Forest Grass help brighten the area and the deep blue blooms of Viola complement the bold, orange blooms of Clivia.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Ideal in deep to dappled shade. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years after flowering in spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    C. miniata is native to South Africa. The first plants were sent to England in 1820 where Kew Gardens botanist John Lindley began cultivating them.He named them in honor of Lady Clive, Duchess of Northumberland, who cultivated many of Mr. Lindley's plants in her conservatory.Over the years, many hybrids of C. miniata were developed throughout England, Belgium and Germany. The Belgian Hybrid Orange is coveted for its large blooms.