Wednesday, January 31

Portrait of a clivia








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  1. Wow I want one of those haha. She is so vibrant - I really should get some more flowers. I bet she smells good too!

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    1. Hi Mer - no perfume I'm afraid but she makes up for that in beauty :-)

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    2. Ah - just spotted - you are Som from Facebook :-)

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  2. How do you get it to bloom? Mine refuses to bloom!

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    1. I have another clivia that doesn’t bloom, Nicky. I guess that the difference is the position. This one is on a south facing windowsill all year round. In winter the radiator below the window is obviously on. The pot is fairly small but deeper than usual. I think the roots like to be restricted but need the extra depth. Other than that it is fairly neglected. I don’t feed it and water when I remember. It’s often bone dry when I remember. :-)

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    2. Thanks Sue. Mine's in a South facing window and similarly neglected! I might try potting it into a deeper pot and see if that does the trick. Thanks for the tip. Talking of tips, do you have any for getting a plant out of a pot with curved sides?! ��

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    3. Don’t use too large a pot, Nicky. No idea about extracting a plant from a curved pot other than smashing the pot!

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  3. Beautiful pictures for a plant unknown to me.

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    1. You can get other colours, David but I only have this one

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  4. Безумно красиво!

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  5. Beautiful close-ups! Such colors.

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    1. Cheery for a miserable morning pals

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  6. Just gorgeous! What a stunning colour.xxx

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    1. Just what is needed in mid winter, Dina

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  7. Beautiful! Mine never bloomed either.

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    1. They are lovely plants nevertheless, Dave. The one that I have in a darker position has lovely dark green leaves but no,flowers

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  8. Beautiful. I remember that my mother had Clivia planted all along the path to her front door. Those bloomed every year for years.

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    1. Strictly Nan indoor lantern here, Michelle

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  9. oh my! That is a lot of flower and happy vibes for your money and I see another waiting in the wings. Great purchase. Enjoy every moment.

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    1. Even better, Carrie as the plant was a gift from a blog friend, Roger Brook. The green blobby thing is actually a seed pod not a bud. I’m intending to try and germinate the seed.

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  10. They are lovely to have in flower this time of year. I have one that hasn’t yet flowered.

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    1. Our flowers fairly unpredictably, Brian. We never know when it will bloom.

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