Clivia gardenii

Clivia gardenii
Clivia gardenii

Common names: clivia, major garden's clivia (English). 
Botanical name: Clivia gardenii

Clivia gardenii, known as major garden’s clivia, bears graceful, pendulous orange flowers tipped in green. Though slow-growing, clumps may reach 60cm tall. Autumn flowering is followed by bright red berries. Used traditionally for snakebites and complications of childbirth . Sadly wild populations suffer from over-harvesting. Shade-loving and waterwise. Clivia gardenii is propagated by division or seed.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, medicine, pot plant

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Family: Amaryllidaceae
Type: geophyte
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