Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Clivia

Specie: C. miniata


English Name:


Common Name:

Bush lily (English); Boslelie (Afrikaans); umayime (Zulu)

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Amaryllidaceae

Name in English: Amaryllis family

The Plant

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habit: ...

Flower:flowers typically arranged in umbels at the apex of leafless flowering stems, or scapes

Blooming Period: Spring to summer, once the flowers are mature which will be in approx 3 years.

Leaf: text


house plant

Care and Handling

Soil: Well drained, a pH 5.5-6.5 best suits Clivia

Amount of water: Water well in spring and summer but keep soil drier in autumn and winter.

Nutrition: A generous amount of slow release fertilizer applied regularly from early spring to mid summer achieves maximum growth

Special handling: Partial to full shade...Temperature: 15°C to 25°C . Can be propagated by means of seed, as well as vegetatively through offsets. Remove old leaves and stems.

Special feature/remarks:

It contains small amounts of lycorine, making it poisonous