Denver Plants

Common name: "Kaffir Lily"
Latin name:
Clivia miniata 'French Hybrid'

Clivia miniata - Kaffir Lily
Native to: Originally South Africa. 
Growth habit:
Upright strap like foliage 24" - 30" in height and width.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Not critical
Pests: Rare
Pictured Potted Flowering Plant: 
6" Kaffir Lily
Cultural information: Kaffir Lily is an undemanding and an easy to grow indoor flowering house plant. Kaffir Lilies are slow growers that eventually will become quite large. Flowers are most common in late winter to early spring. All parts of Clivia miniata are somewhat poisonous and may cause mild upset stomach if ingested. Not a good choice for folks who own house cats. Sap from the plants leaves or roots may irritate sensitive skin.

Kaffir Lilies are grown outdoors in temperate areas in the shade. As an indoor flowering house plant place them in any well lit location. Full sun is to strong... so don't place them to near a south window. Water when the soil has dried about 1" from the surface. If your Kaffir Lily is actively growing fertilize every two weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Once your plant sets flower buds stop feeding and sit back and enjoy the flowers. After flowering the plant may rest. When it starts growing again... start feeding again. 

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