Clivia Plant Care

Clivia Plant Care

Q. How do I take care of my clivia plant in order to get it to rebloom next year?

A. Clivia plants are easy to care for once you know their specific requirements. They need a cool and dry rest period from about November to February. Then the clivia should be kept in an environment that is about 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and should be watered very sparingly.  When the rest period is over, bring the clivia into a room with average home temperatures and moderate to bright indirect light. Gradually resume watering. Water regularly and fertilize with a balanced fertilizer approximately once a month. Clivia likes to be root-bound—only repot if the roots are pushing out of the pot. 

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