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When you see a photo of clivia flower, an indoor plant, you involuntarily start looking for this miracle. A fan of leathery leaves up to 75 cm long and a huge hat of bells of various sizes on a long arrow are amazing. During the week, large gramophones gradually open, and they delight with their appearance for about a month. In winter, when there are so few bright colors, the clivia collects admiring glances of the household.
Terms of flowering clivia
To annually admire the beauty of a flowering plant you need to know a lot. If the plant does not receive proper care, a victorious bloom, as in the photo, can not wait for a clivia flower. It is necessary to create natural conditions for the plant, as in the tropics:
- under the canopy of tall trees, the light and bright rays of the sun are scattered without burning the leaves;
- evaporates from the ground and is always humid in the air;
- warm rains wash the leaves;
- from the prevailing forest litter heat rises;
- excess moisture is filtered through the sand deep into;
- season of prosperity is replaced by drought and low temperature.
If you are ready to create houses in the tropics, then the clivia in the photo will be a flower from a fairy tale.
Why Clivia does not bloom at home
Experts call the first and most common reason for the lack of flowering a violation of the plant’s biological cycle. To bloom was in the middle of winter, you need to create a tropical winter in the apartment. This means that for 3 months clivia flower is contained in Spartan conditions. Gradually reduce, then completely stop watering a clod of earth. The temperature at this time drops to 100 C. In an apartment, a north window or a far corner of a cold room can become such a place.
Wintering is over, how to make a bloom? The plant is removed, washed often with warm water from the shower, gradually increase watering and make seasonal supplements. The faster the arrow will develop, the more opportunities to create a secondary rest and organize summer flowering. Each next flowering is preceded by a period of rest.
Besides the content violation, the reason why clivia does not bloom can be other factors.
If the flower arrow is very short and the flowers nest between the leaves, the temperature is to blame. They didn’t notice the arrow in time and overtook the flower in the cold. So it turned out a short curve of the spike. Another reason could be a shortage of potash and phosphate fertilizers in the soil. They should prevail over nitrogen. But if the flowering is short, then the high temperature on the window is to blame.
As soon as the plant with the released arrow was set for summer maintenance, it is no longer disturbed or even turned.
What if the clivia does not bloom at all? If the plant is young and obtained from seeds, it will bloom in the fourth year. Grown from otvodkov flowers should throw the arrow even earlier. If there is no flowering, you need to do a long period of rest from October to March. And before that it is necessary to feed phosphate-potassium fertilizers. Bloom! As soon as the arrow appears, the plant needs to create a tropical summer.
Maybe the plant was planted in large dishes, and until it fills the cavity with roots, there will be no flowering. Only close dishes will provoke rapid reproduction of the plant by seeds to other glades.
For Clivia, a humidity of 40% is optimal. However, this parameter is not critical for flowering.
You need to study your indoor girlfriend. Not all varieties bloom twice. It is useless to expel a flower contrary to nature.
Other reasons why clivia does not bloom include damage to leaves and roots by diseases and pests. The leaves are pale, so they produce insufficient nutrients. But maybe it’s the roots that rotted from stagnant water do not work well. Maybe insect pests are pulling the sap from the plant. Any abnormality in the care of the euphoria affects flowering.
Which clivia varieties are used in home maintenance
Of the many varieties of clivia, only three beautiful varieties live alongside people:
It should be borne in mind that the plant is poisonous and must be placed in a place inaccessible to children and animals.
Clivia Gardena blooms only once, in winter. It has wide leaves, resembling a belt, and a tall peduncle with a basket, as in the photo. No tricks will not make release the flower twice.
A characteristic feature of cinnabaric or variegated( as a species) clivia are brushes of drooping colors. They are collected in tubes, petals with greening on the tips. There are 30-70 such bells on the peduncle. Shades of red, yellow create a picturesque combination. This type of clivia is a favorite for breeders.
When buying a flower, you need to weigh up in advance the possibility of creating conditions of detention, so that the plant will be pleased with the annual dazzling flowering.