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PlantFiles: Clivia, Greentip Lily
Clivia nobilis

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clivia (KLY-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: nobilis (NO-bil-iss) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral JodyC On Jan 22, 2005, JodyC from Palmyra, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This was the first Clivia that was discovered and named and as such this can really be considered to the original description of the genus would have been identical to the description for the species. As more species were discovered, the generic description expanded to accommodate them so the description of Clivia nobilis remains the first and most essential concept of the genus.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elk Grove, California
Brooksville, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mont Belvieu, Texas

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