Clivia Miniata in Bloom

Up close and personal with a blooming Clivia lily. It’s pretty, but the roots contain poisonous alkaloids. I’ve read that the flowers need to be pollinated, but as we’ve always kept these as houseplants, exactly who or what pollinates it is a bit of a mystery–it ain’t bees!

Clivia in Bloom

This is the mother Clivia plant from which countless children have budded off. They are long-lived plants, and this one may be 20 years old.


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