When should I fertilize clivia?

Once a Clivia Plant after has finished blooming, usually in the early summer, feed monthly with a balanced indoor plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never fertilize your Clivia plant during the 4-6 weeks in the winter when the plant is resting.

Make sure the drainage is good, clivias like to be fed well when they are actively growing in spring and summer by foliar feeding or diluted compost teas. It is best to use an organic fertiliser high in potassium immediately after flowering. In late winter early spring apply the general purpose fertiliser.

Also, how often should I water clivia? During the spring and summer growing seasons, a clivia needs regular watering but should be allowed to become dry to the touch between waterings. An automatic weekly watering will often be too much and can cause rot. Fertilize once a month with a half-strength dilute solution of 20-20-20 fertilizer.

Secondly, how do I get my Clivia to bloom?

Use a fertilizer with high potassium at this time. Doing these things will force the clivia to bloom. Turn the pot slightly every day so that buds and blooms will be encouraged to grow evenly around the plant. Once the clivia is blooming again, go back to using a 20-20-20 fertilizer every two weeks.

Why are the leaves on my clivia turning yellow?

Over-Watering Clivias develop yellow leaves and root rot if they are over-watered. They grow best when kept barely moist in pots with excellent drainage. Clivias bloom more freely when their roots are crowded, so don’t re-pot until the bulb starts to push out of the container.

Why are my clivias not flowering?

Clivia are subject to weather conditions like other plants. They need at least 6 weeks of cold weather to flower. After this cold spell, the warming temperatures prompt the plant to commence flowering. Plants that are kept in pots inside a warm house may miss this cold spell and not flower.

What is the best fertilizer for clivias?

Liquid fish emulsion or seaweed fertilisers are very useful, while slow release fertilisers like Osmocote are effective. Clivias planted in garden beds benefit from a dressing of blood and bone, or a slow release fertiliser such as Dynamic Lifter (being careful to apply it away from the base of the plant).

Do you prune clivias?

Cut back clivia to maintain a desired size. Do this after flowering. Cut stems to a healthy set of leaves or the parent branch where they originate. It’s best to prune lightly each year rather than prune hard every few years.

Do clivias like sun or shade?

They enjoy a position in full shade, but will tolerate dappled shade or a bit of morning sun. When used as patio plants, clivias grow best in containers with a diameter of between 10-25cm. Plant in a compost-rich, sandy soil mix.

Do clivias need much water?

Water regularly when the plant requires it during the growing season, but do not over-water; clivias prefer to be kept on the dry side. Yellow spots on clivia leaves are a sign of either too much water or water in the heart of the plant. Keep the plant at 35-55°F, but do not let it freeze.

Why are my clivia leaves going brown?

Leaves which turn brown or light green at the edges are a sign that the roots are under stress. This could be due to too much/too little water, or a lack of sufficient feeding. The attractive berries on clivia plants do not need to be removed from the plant.

How do you fertilize clivia?

Once a Clivia Plant after has finished blooming, usually in the early summer, feed monthly with a balanced indoor plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never fertilize your Clivia plant during the 4-6 weeks in the winter when the plant is resting. After the plant has rested, feed with a fertilizer.

Will clivias flower in shade?

Clivias will grow in shade, but may become ‘leggy’ if grown in deep shade. They will still flower, but not prolifically. Aim for good light in autumn and spring, but avoid strong sunlight in the summer months.

What time of year do clivias flower?

Clivia. Clivias are wonderful, almost unkillable plants, which brighten the garden during late winter and early spring with clusters of vibrant yellow throated, orange or salmon trumpet flowers. The flowers are held on stalks above the clump of dark green strap-like leaves.

What is the 20 20 20 in fertilizer?

Our 20 20 20 Garden Fertilizer is a multi-purpose, premium fertilizer that can be used in all stages of plant growth in the vegetable garden. It contains equal amounts of nitrogen (20%), phosphorous (20%) and potassium (20%) to provide a balanced formula for your vegetable plants.

How do I get my cactus to flower?

Fertilize cacti only in the spring and early summer, using a cactus-specific fertilizer or a highly diluted fertilizer lower in nitrogen and higher in phosphorus and potassium. Overfeeding will not make your cactus bloom! Repot your cactus using a potting mix designed for cacti and succulents.

How do you divide clivias?

To divide clivia, remove the mother plant carefully from the pot, and shake off the excess soil to better see the divisions. Use a sharp knife to cut the clumps apart or untangle them, prying them apart with your fingers. Digging up outdoor clivia is more difficult as the root zone may spread up to 3 feet in diameter.

What kind of soil does clivia need?

Tips for Growing Clivia Indoor clivias prefer bright, indirect light while those grown outdoors need shade. They also like rich, well-draining potting mix or soilless mix. Clivia is most active from spring through fall, at which time the plant should receive daytime temperatures of 70 F.