Multipetal and Spider Clivias
These are more unusual clivias and not so common. Multi tepals could be either semi or full petalled, where the flower head has 60% or more multi tepal flowers. Flowers which have more than 10 petals are often referred to as many tepals. Multi tepals crossed with one another will give 100% multi seedlings, but used only as a pollen parent will result in 100% orange split for multi tepal. So these seedlings need to be crossed once more with a multi parent to get back to multi tepals. Multi tepal seedpods have a certain shape and look slightly different to normal miniata seedpods.
Spider type clivias are for the lovers of narrow petal clivias. These come in all colours and have proved to become more popular over the last few years. They do not always breed true and the best option is to cross two spiders with each other. Some of my famous multi petals and spiders in my collection are Super Spider, a giant spider which at the 2010 international auction sold for R4500.
Rosy Posy is a full 100% multi tepal with 10 or more petals on each flower. It has the look of a chrysanthemum flower. The Bronze Velvet range of Multi tepals are all silbings bred from a bronze Multi tepal. The best ones have been selected to line breed with.
I breed with only my best multi tepals and Spiders and have seeds available every season.