Clivia miniata, the Natal lily or bush lily, are wonderful, almost unkillable plants, which brighten the garden during late winter and early spring with clusters of vibrant orange throated trumpet flowers. The flowers are held on stalks above the clump of dark green strap-like leaves.
<It is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clivia of the family Amaryllidaceae. Given suitable conditions it grows into large clumps and is surprisingly water wise. It is a popular plant for shady areas and is commonly seen growing in older established suburbs in most Australian states.
It grows to a height of about 45 cm (18 in), and flowers are red, orange or yellow, sometimes with a faint, but very sweet perfume. It is sometimes known in cultivation as “Kaffir lily”.
With a minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F), in temperate regions C. miniata is normally cultivated as a houseplant. In warmer sites, it can grow outdoors and is used in landscapes for its attractive evergreen foliage and showy flowers. This clump-forming plant spreads via rhizomes and is particularly suited for shady areas.>
Condition: Full sun to partial shade, water wise,
Planting ideas and uses: ornamental, landscape, hedge, garden beds and boarders, tubs and containers.