Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

hi all

I have had this a couple of years but this is the first time it has flowered. the flowers are creamy yellow with green tips. the leaf base looks just like a clivia but the leaves grow to about 2.5 feet long.

thanks

Mark

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Petaluma, CA

You'd likely know if you had a yellow Clivia. They're enormously expensive. It does rather resemble one... I'd not expect it to bloom until February or so. Maybe it just likes you a WHOLE LOT and is blooming early. I like the green tips on the flowers. Wish I were more help. :)perL

Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

Hi Mark,
I think this could be Clivia gardenii, although the colour is very pale.
Mine is almost 2 years old now, I grew it from seed, it has still a looong way to go... can't wait 'til it flowers!
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/cliviagarden.htm

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

thanks for the info Maddy. it does look like that but the color is wrong.

where in RSA are you? I have relatives in Durban and have links to outside J0'burg. I've been twice already and I'm planning to go back this time next year if a trip to Canada falls through.

when my web site is finished you will see that I grow lots of SA plants including annuals and bulbs. do you grow native plants or exotics?

Mark

Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

Hi Mark,
Well, the colour can vary quite a bit. There is a picture of C.gardenii in the Kirstenbosch booklet 'Grow Clivias' which is a lot paler than the one in the link above. It could well be, and it certainly is special!
I grow mainly succulents, bulbs and some xerophytic orchids, predominantly indigenous, all the species Clivias including the yellow miniata (still seedling size, I couldn't afford the big ones!). Not only native though, I have broms and epiphytic cacti, too.
I'm just outside Jo'burg, give me a shout if you should come back here! :-)
maddy

Crestview, FL(Zone 7b)

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Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

thats no problem Mz.

Maddy as you know flights always stop at Jo'burg so next time I'll give you a shout.

Mark

Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

Hi Mz! :-) Great! my Amaryllis are flowering right now...
My attendance in these forums is a bit erratic, sorry I never sent an intro and said a formal HI to all!
Mark, just book early enough, flights to SA are getting more and more scarce, and are constantly booked out!

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