Indoor Plants - Gardening Forums

Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

For advice and suggestions on indoor gardens, indoor plants, indoor propagation, hydroponics, and more, join in the Indoor Plants discussion.

Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby Lindamct » Aug 21, 2008 10:18 am

I have brought up this lovely houseplant before. My two mature Clivias haven't bloomed in 4 years. I am wondering if I should change the dirt? I know the roots like to be croweded. What would be the best type of soil mix to use. I would like to get them transplanted this week. I also have 7 offspring from seeds that are 3 years old in need of better growing medium. Any suggestions out there?
User avatar
Lindamct
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: Lindsay, Ontario Zone 5

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby millo » Aug 21, 2008 12:10 pm

Not sure where you have your Clivia but they do like some sun - just not midday sun. They also like to "rest" over winter in a dark cool place like a basement. Maybe this helps.
User avatar
millo
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 21, 2008 12:07 pm

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby millo » Aug 21, 2008 12:18 pm

sorry ................. forgot to mention that i doubt it's the type of soil that's the problem. Clivias are hardy plants that need little care and grow in the poorest of soils.
User avatar
millo
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 21, 2008 12:07 pm

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby Lindamct » Aug 21, 2008 12:20 pm

Hi Millo. Mine have always been in a Southeast window, no direct sun, and use to bloom in this location. I must give them a rest this Winter as you suggested in the coolness and darkness of the basement. I am wondering if I should repot them with better soil for this tropical species? Any other suggestions out there? :-)
User avatar
Lindamct
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: Lindsay, Ontario Zone 5

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby Lindamct » Aug 21, 2008 1:48 pm

Thanks Millo, seems to me I read that somewhere too!
User avatar
Lindamct
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: Lindsay, Ontario Zone 5

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby sunkeeper » Aug 21, 2008 4:22 pm

I have a clivia. It has been in the same pot for 2 years.
I almost neglect it and it blooms for me twice a year.
Scarborough,Ont. Zone 6A Lorraine
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn
sunkeeper
 
Posts: 331
Joined: Nov 17, 2006 12:43 am
Location: Scarborough, Ontario Zone 6A - Lorraine

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby Lindamct » Aug 22, 2008 8:43 am

Sunkeeper, do you give it cool, drier, and darker conditions during the Winter Months?
User avatar
Lindamct
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: Lindsay, Ontario Zone 5

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby sunkeeper » Aug 22, 2008 11:04 am

Hi Linda, Right now it is in a small pot they love to be root bound.
I do keep the soil on the dry site. I do keep it in low light during the winter months. I basically ignore it and it does bloom.
Scarborough,Ont. Zone 6A Lorraine
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn
sunkeeper
 
Posts: 331
Joined: Nov 17, 2006 12:43 am
Location: Scarborough, Ontario Zone 6A - Lorraine

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby Lindamct » Aug 22, 2008 11:20 am

Thanks Lorraine! I think I have mine in too large a pot, and I think I baby them too much perhaps!
User avatar
Lindamct
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: Lindsay, Ontario Zone 5

Re: Clivia(Kaffiir Lily)

Postby sunkeeper » Aug 22, 2008 11:24 am

I have been thinking of transplanting mine in a pot size a little bit bigger,not much. It does bloom twice a year for me.
Scarborough,Ont. Zone 6A Lorraine
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn
sunkeeper
 
Posts: 331
Joined: Nov 17, 2006 12:43 am
Location: Scarborough, Ontario Zone 6A - Lorraine

Next

Return to Indoor Plants

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests