Cold spell

dogboy27September 1, 2013

I have 2 young clivia, one with 6 leaves, the other with 5. Since they will not be flowering for some time, is it necessary to expose them to a a cold spell? Do they need a dormancy?
Thanks in advance

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stupidlazydog(5b/6a)

Clivia don't need a cold spell to grow well, it just helps to get them to bloom. I grow mine at normal room temperature until they're large enough to bloom.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 7:42AM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

I agree with _dog. I grow my young clivias under optimum conditions year round until they have at least 12 leaves. This means giving them regular water, fertilizer and bright light 16 hours a day. If they are in pots, I also repot every six months or so to keep their roots healthy and growing. Using this method, I was able to get about half of my last batch of seedlings to bloom at 30 months. Usually clivias take three to five years to bloom.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 11:27AM
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