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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #284 | Original Air Date: April 1, 2021

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With its beautiful orange or yellow flowers, and its thick glossy leaves, clivia is a favorite tropical bulb for use in a shaded area.

Native to South Africa and related to the amaryllis, clivia has thick, sponge-like roots that are semi-epiphytic, meaning they need to be exposed to the air to survive.

The best way to grow clivia is to plant it in a pot using a coarse, well-drained medium, like an orchid mix. To help it bloom, keep your clivia in a cool, shady spot and allow it to dry out over the winter. Once mature, your clivia will be a large, robust plant two to three feet tall. Just be sure to bring them indoors or protect them from frost and freezes.


Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.