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Clivia
Plant Care Instructions By Mr. Mitch

Clivia are among the easiest evergreen accent and landscape plants for shady positions. Incredibly tolerant of a wide range of conditions and surprisingly drought tolerant as well. Plant Care by Ron Vanderhoff.

Is Indoor Plant?

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • February
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • March
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • April
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • May
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Water

        Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

  • June
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Water

        Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

  • July
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Sow Seeds

        Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    • Water

        Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

  • August
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Sow Seeds

        Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    • Water

        Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

  • September
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Sow Seeds

        Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

  • October
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Sow Seeds

        Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • November
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Sow Seeds

        Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • December
    • Buy

        

    • Plant

        

    • Sow Seeds

        Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    • Water

        Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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            • October

            • November

            • December

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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            • January

            • February

            • March

            • April

            • May

            • June

            • July

            • August

            • September

            • October

            • November

            • December

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
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            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • July

              Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

            • August

              Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

            • September

              Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

            • October

              Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

            • November

              Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

            • December

              Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

          • Fertilize

            When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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            •  Apr
            •  May
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            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

            • February

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

            • March

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

            • September

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

            • October

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

            • November

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

            • December

              Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

          • Water

            Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

            •  Jan
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            •  May
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            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

            • February

              Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

            • March

              Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

            • April

              Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

            • May

              Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

            • June

              Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

            • July

              Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

            • August

              Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

            • September

              Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

            • October

              Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

            • November

              Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

            • December

              Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

          • Prune

            When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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              • Protect

                When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                • Pest/Disease Inspection

                  What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                  •  May
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                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • May

                    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • June

                    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • July

                    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • August

                    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • September

                    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • May

                    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • June

                    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • July

                    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • August

                    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                  • September

                    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

                • Transplant

                  When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                  • Propagate

                    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                    • Harvest

                      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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