Clivia miniata 'Longwood Debutante' in the Mediterranean Garden
Clivia miniata 'Longwood Sunrise'
Clivia in the East Conservatory with blue cineraria
Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Debutante’
Clivia in the East Conservatory amid Spring Blooms
Clivia in the Acacia Passage
Clivia in the East Conservatory with Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'
Green-flowered Clivia in Longwood's breeding program
Clivia miniata with blue cineraria
Clivia is a key part of our indoor display, with beautiful blossoms adding sweeps of color to our East Conservatory from late winter into spring. A member of the Amaryllis family, it is known for its large umbels of orange, yellow, red, or even green flowers that stand above shiny deep-green or variegated strap-like foliage.
Anyone growing clivia knows that patience is needed for success. Clivia require four to six years from seed to first flower, and will then flower each successive year. A seedling’s first flowers don’t usually reflect the plant's true potential, which cannot be evaluated until the second or third flowering cycle.
Clivia make a great container house plant, thriving under low light conditions. But did you know that they require a chilling period for proper blooming? Check out our blog for more tips on growing clivia, and enjoy for yourself the beautiful blooms that you’ve admired in our Gardens.