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When to divide Clivia?

Posted by helga1 OR 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 14, 08 at 1:40

The pot my 10yr.old Clivia is in seems to be getting too small as many roots have come to the top of the soil level. It is a large plant and should be divided and re-potted.
When is the best time to do this?

Also, will the Clivia be ok under a 6ft. eave during the winter? We do get frosty nights here. What is the max. low temperature for it?

Thank you for responding.


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RE: When to divide Clivia?

Hi Helga,

You can divide anytime. Nov./ probably best, since it is dormant.

My outdoor Clivias tolerate morning temps for a couple hours down to the low 20'sF during our 1-2 weeks of "cold" here in the central valley of CA. You can cover them with burlap or string some regular Christmas lights around them for a few degrees additional warmth if necessary.

take care,

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