It was left out past frost - the roots did not freeze just the leaves. I cut off the damaged leaves. Did I kill it? It is 60 years old.:(
It is likely to recover, as it is hardy down to a light frost. I would make sure to bring it in and baby it until it recovers. Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
Due to house renovations Clivia has been outside during November/December. Now leaves have withered on ends and plant is looking a bit "weathered". Had this plant over 35 years and it has flowered regularly (had blooms in October). Think frost might have caused most of the damage. Any advice welcome to bring it back to normal.
Yes, this is probably frost damage as you've mentioned. But it looks like there are still some healthy leaves, and the middle of the plant and the roots are probably undamaged. The best option is to let the plant recover on its own- cutting damaged leaves off is not necessary. Be sure not to overwater it while it's recovering, because damaged plants often use less water. Removing any flower buds that grow may help the plant focus its energy on growing new leaves.
My Clivia start blooming before stalk to grow, flowers got stuck between leaves. This is a crowded pot but it did happened to me in a single plant pot too
This can happen sometimes, but it might be that they are getting too much light. You can try moving them into a little more shade, and they should stretch out. This is no problem though. It is actually healthy. Here is an article for more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
What do I do when the clivias die back? Do I cut the stem back hard?
Clivias are not annuals and they do not have a true dormant period. They need protection from freezing temps and they should be allowed to get drier than normal during the winter months, but not enough that the leaves dies back or even will.
Apparently, yours did get unusually dry. It is hard to know how much damage was done to the roots. Remove all of the dead leaves, but do not cut the main stem or repot the Clivia. Do saturate the rootball initially and keep it close to a north window. Be patient and look for signs of healthy new growth that will signal that it is recovering. Good luck with it!
I was given a Lovely CLIVIA which has given me many weeks of pleasure. The red flowers have now fallen off and left me with the flower stem and what appear to be seed pods. What should I do with the flowering stem now it has finished blooming. Thank you for your assistance
You can remove any seeds that form if you prefer, but you do not have to.
Allow the stem to die down naturally.
I over exposed my clivia in the sun and heat and it is very white looking. Should I cut it back?
It may help, but keep it out of direct sun for awhile so that it can recover. This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
I want to harvest my old clivias seed, what time of the year and how do I do it? My clivias are more than 5 years old.
This article will help you.