Presented here are the plants of our collection of the six species of Clivia. View our collection, buy Clivia, learn how to grow Clivia, and enjoy your visit.
"Clivias are undeniably aristocrats of horticulture. They are classed among the most desirable of all connoisseur plants, offering not only spectacular flowers, but also interesting variations in both leaf varigation and plant form....The name Clivia is pronounced 'klive-ee-ah' and it describes a genus of southern African plants belonging to the family Amaryllidaceae that are named in honor of Lady Charlotte Florentia Clive." From Clivias by Harold Koopowitz.
On July 1, 2021 an unusual failure occured which denied our greenhouse utility company and backup power for several hours during the heat and intense sunlight of two days. While no plants were killed, most had heat damage to the leaves. Since then we have removed the damaged portion of leaves and repotted over 80% of the mother plants in the collection. The simple act of repotting has given new life to all of the collection. This spring we had one of our best blooming seasons ever. And even with lots of chopped leaves, all plants look strong and healthy.
Our store is now open with a limited selection of plants available. And it is expected to stay open because our rejuvenated mother plants are starting lots of offshoots. Those offshoots are what stocks the store. Stay tuned for coming attractions. Thank you for your patience with this situation.
Colorado Clivia Company is the home to a collection of Clivia, a plant native to South Africa. Most of this collection includes very special genetic characteristics. We are always on the lookout for smaller more compact plants, wider leaves, fuller umbels, larger blossoms, and unusual colors within the six Clivia species. Each year we take special care to add new and interesting items to our collection, many imported from South Africa and other countries.
Our collection is housed in a commercial greenhouse located in the western suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Here we enjoy a climate with over 300 sunny days per year, and because of our mile high ground elevation, a brighter, more intense sunlight than found in many parts of the United States.
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