Green clivias are very unusual and rare and seeing these beautiful flowers in another grower`s collection, is enough to make any new clivia collector green with envy
This is a new phenomenon and is taking the clivia world by storm. A few green flowers were brought in from Belgium, but they don`t open completely and are very difficult to pollinate.
The Hiraos and TK greens are now more common and found in a lot of growers collections. These are both group 2 yellows with beautiful green throats and will breed good green throated yellows if crossed with another group 2 yellow.
Charl`s Green is one of the most beautiful and intriguing clivias ever bred. Much have been said and written about the breeding potential of this very special plant. Dr Harold Koopowitz has indicated that because of the absence of the yellow pigment in the flower of Charls green, this plant should be the perfect prelude to breeding a pure White flower. It is said that Charl`s Green is also a group 2 yellow interspecific.
Ghoenang is another example of a rare find in a South African garden. They are not easily pollinated due to the fact that the flowers only open slightly.
Star Green, one of my best plants, is a sibling to Charl`s Green and was bred by mr. Nakamura. This plant is yet to prove itself in its breeding abilities as none of its seedlings have flowered for me yet.
Tana`s Green is another find out of a local garden and is really an unusual flower with lots of white, green and brick colouring.