Plant clivia after autumn rains. Include some general slow-release fertilizer. Plant approximately 80cm apart.
Apply mulch to suppress weeds and conserve moisture. Feed every spring with a balanced fertilizer (such as blood and bone) at a handful per square metre. Slug bait may be required as buds form, as they are susceptible to damage. Protect from frosts.
Clivia is best used en masse under palms/trees, or in other shady spots in your garden. Clivia thrives where many other plants won’t survive in shady, dry conditions. They are excellent in large containers in a shady corner of the patio or deck.
Dappled shade is the most suitable location for growing clivia outdoors. They will also thrive in heavy shade but may flower erratically. When planted in full sun, the foliage turns yellow.