Clivia care in the home
Clivia – house plant, a favorite with gardeners. It is hardy and beautiful at any time of the year.
Lush green remnevidnye leaves grow directly from the root and can reach 50 cm in length.
With the onset of spring throws high stems, which bloom bell-shaped flowers, gathered in clusters.
In one such inflorescence is usually not more than 12 flowers. They can be yellow, cream, orange or red.
Clivia blooms usually in January and February, but if you follow one important rule – in the early autumn should provide a plant 3 months rest in a cool room.
Location and lighting
With the onset of fall begins a rest period, then the plant need to shade the light. At another time should be a lot of ambient light.
Blooming clivia can not tolerate anxiety. Location with respect to the light, it is desirable not to change.
In the period of rest must not rise above + 12°C, it is very important to keep cleave in a warm room, otherwise it will refuse to bloom.
During growth and flowering, it is desirable that the temperature did not rise above +24°C.
Watering and humidity
Does not require spraying, it is sometimes necessary to clean the dust on the leaves with a damp sponge. Watered moderately, allowing a slight drying of the soil.
Much more important to waterlogged soil, otherwise the root system of the plant to rot.
Fertilize twice a month complex fertilizers for flowering plants. During rest periods, feeding is not produce.
Transplantation and propagation
Transplant is very rare and only if the roots started to come out of the pot. Clivia root system is extremely sensitive, damaged when transplanting, the roots rot easily.
Therefore, propagation by seeds is better than reproduction dividing the Bush. Seeds are sown in moist soil and having a greenhouse from a plastic bag, which must be periodically aired.
Fledgling seedlings planted in pots, providing it has good drainage. Cook ground sheet, humus and sand, taken in equal amounts.
Pests and fight with them
The main enemies of scale insects and spider mites. The mite affects the plant when growing in a dry room, so often, wipe the leaves with a soft damp sponge.
Remove scale insects from the leaves you with a damp cloth soaked in vodka or diluted alcohol. In severe cases need spraying with special preparations.