Clivia miniata, along with various other species of these spectacular indigenous lilies have been hybridised extensively during the course of the last 40 – 50 years. The result is thousands of hybrids with spectacular blooms that are very different to the original species found growing wild in local forests.
Clivias bloom in spring and many shows and events are held around the country to acknowledge the progress made in their breeding. Champion plants are traded for high prices amongst enthusiats.
For the layman clivia grower, the ordinary orange and yellow flowering plants are still hugely rewarding plants in the shaded parts of the garden. Jut to be sure to remain alert and on the constant look out for signs of lily borer damaging the plants.