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Plant Care Instructions By Mr. Mitch

Clivia are among the easiest evergreen accent and landscape plants for shady positions. Incredibly tolerant of a wide range of conditions and surprisingly drought tolerant as well. Plant Care by Ron Vanderhoff.

Is Indoor Plant?

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    2. Water

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
    February
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    2. Water

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
    March
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    2. Water

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
    April
    1. Water

    Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
    May
    1. Water

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    June
    1. Water

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    July
    1. Sow Seeds

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.
    2. Water

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    August
    1. Sow Seeds

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.
    2. Water

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    September
    1. Sow Seeds

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    3. Water

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.
    October
    1. Sow Seeds

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    3. Water

    Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
    November
    1. Sow Seeds

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    3. Water

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
    December
    1. Sow Seeds

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.
    2. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.
    3. Water

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.
  • Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    July

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    August

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    September

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    October

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    November

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    December

    Ripe fuits are bright orange (or golden in the yellow flowered forms) when ripe. Remove the pulp from the seed. The seeds are large with a pearlescent appearance. They should be sown fresh, if possible. Sow the seed in deep pots or trays humous rich soil. Just press the seeds into the soil until they are flush with the surface. Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate - usually in four to six weeks.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    January

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    February

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    March

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    September

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    October

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    November

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    December

    Fertilize lightly (half strength) with a mild fertilizer or an organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    February

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    March

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    April

    Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    May

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    June

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    July

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    August

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    September

    Established plants have surprisingly low water needs. Nonetheless water occassionaly for the best performance.

    October

    Rainfall should provide most of the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    November

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    December

    Rainfall should provide all the irrigations necessary at this time of the year.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

    May

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    June

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    July

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    August

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    September

    During the warm, dry months of summer mealybugs occassionally attack established plants. Hose the plants off regularly, contral nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    Treat for Pest/Disease

    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

    May

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    June

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    July

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    August

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    September

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

    October

    If mealybugs are discovered hose the plants off regularly, control nearby Argentine ants, insure good air circulation and if still necessary treat with insicticidal soap per label instructions.

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