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Place of Dormancy

Posted by tmli z6MD (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 7, 07 at 18:45

I learned that clivia needs dormancy. From Nov 1st, I stopped watering my clivias. Shall I put them in a dark basement or just leave them in their original place?

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RE: Place of Dormancy

If you have a room that gets early morning light and where the temperature drops to between 9 and 10C - that's what they need for about six to eight weeks, otherwise they might start flowering too early and have stubby stalks.

Usually there's enough damp left in the mix to see the plants over that time. I know they have fleshy roots but a complete 'drought' is not a good idea. Barely damp, not arid.

Not the basement. Clivias don't mind filtered light but they're not fans for unrelieved gloom.

RE: Place of Dormancy

  • Posted by tmli z6MD (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 19, 07 at 2:12

Thanks for the info.

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