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Clivia miniata var. citrina
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common name: Kaffir Lily, Bush Lily, St, Johns Lily, Fire Lily
synonyms: Clivia miniata 'Citrina'
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: 3°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
Naturally occurring yellow flowered form. Evergreen perennial with thick fleshy bulbous roots and large broadly strap-shaped dark green leaves up to 60cm long. Tall stalks bear crowded flower clusters in late winter or early spring. Flowers may be followed by large green berries that slowly ripen to red.
Well drained, humus-rich soil in part shade. Will tolerate periods of drought and full shade. Tender and needs warm conditions.
Grows well in containers and flowers best if slightly pot-bound. Water and feed potted plants during the growing season but water sparingly in autumn and winter.
From seed or by division.
House or conservatory plant.
All parts are poisonous, although quite large quantities would need to be ingested.