The Beauty Of Clivia - Charlotte2

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  • "So much of what we know of love we learn at home." -unknown

  • "Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes." -unknown

  • "Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies." -John Donne

  • "He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals." -Benjamin Franklin

  • "Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all." -St. Augustine

  • "To love another person is to see the face of God." -Les Miserables

  • "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love." -Henry Ward Beecher

  • "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" -Christopher Marlowe

  • "Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are." -Houssaye

  • Clivia is one of the more primitive genera of the Amaryllidaceae. These have neither bulbs nor rhizomes, but possess an abundance of thick rope-like roots. They are evergreen, and have predominantly orange, red or salmon colored flowers. Clivia are native to southern AfricaClivia miniata is both beautiful and indestructible. Deep green, straplike leaves arch 2-3 feet above the crown, forming a graceful fountain. In early spring (and often twice a year for us), the plant bursts forth with clusters of orange, Lily-shaped blooms that are carried on strong stems and last for several weeks. Clivias thrive even in a north window and require very little care, growing larger and more impressive with age. They are ideal plants for a second home. Our plants are of blooming size, and most will flower within 3-4 months of arrival. One plant in a 7-inch terra-cotta pot with saucer.Clivia is also called Winter Lily because of its winter blooming. Native of subtropical areas of South Africa, Clivia is now the most popular lily houseplants decorating places of all over the world. It had arrived in England in 1852 and its name is of Duchess of Northumberland, lady Charlotte-Florentine-Clive, Queen Victorias governess.

  • * *The clivia expert (my husband)Music: A beautiful mind