Planting and caring for your Clivia seedlings.
This is a guide to help beginners take good care of their newly acquired Clivia seedlings.
- Take care to unpack and unwrap your seedlings gently, as they have very fragile roots at this stage.
- We take the utmost care to pack your seedlings well so that they do not lose moisture during the travelling process.
- If they seem a bit dry, let the roots stand in a bit of tap water for about an hour to rehydrate.
- We use a very good mixture of potting soil, bark, filter sand and perlite.
- This mixture will drain well and keep your seedlings from getting waterlogged and too wet.
- Small seedlings can be planted into individual 15cm pots or they can be planted in community pot
- We prefer to plant them individually as this gives them room to grow and they will not affect each other if they get a disease.
- Clivia do not like direct sun, so they MUST be planted in full shade or dappled sunlight. They flower better in lighter shade. A little early morning sun is acceptable.
- Do not plant them too deep as the crown of the plant should be above the soil.
- Press the soil firmly around them.
- Water just lightly with a weak mixture of Nitrosol or Seagrow and a fungicide like Benomyl or Virikop.
- Water only once a week until established.
- Transplant into bigger pots once the seedling roots start showing at the top or bottom of the pot.
- Clivias normally produce flowers in their fourth year.
- Enjoy your new Clivias