Several leaves are soft and limp. I cut them back but more are appearing. Can I save them? They are 20 years old and just flowered for the 4th time this year! Help!!!!
Don't cut them until they are completely dead and dry! It is only doing more harm to stress it when it is already stressed. Just let it recover before you do anything else to it. ESPECIALLY don't cut new leaves. This is extraordinarily harmful to the plant.
It is going to look quite ugly until it recovers, but anything that you try and do now will hurt it.
IF you feel that you must try and help it, the only thing that I would recommend is Thrive Alive B1. Red is Chemical, and Green is organic. Both are Wonderful for plant stress.
This article will give you more information on the caer of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
My clivia plant, which I have had for several years, has five magnificent, enormous flower heads but the leaves are yellow and brown and look very poorly indeed.
This could be a few different issues, so this could help me to identify the issue and give you the best care option. Do you fertilize every year? Did the plant change color all at once, or did this happen over time? What are the watering habits? I will be more than glad to help you narrow down the possibilities of what is going on here, I just need a little more information to give you the best answer.
My clivia developed a flower with no stalk. It rotted between the leaves and now I have a gooey patch between the leaves where the flower was and the ones below. What can I do?
You will, more than likely, have to treat with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
This article will help you with the care of Clivia plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
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When a clivia plant is pollinated it produces big red berries. If you want to propagate the plant by seed, leave the berries on the plant for about a year for the seeds to ripen inside. If you aren't interested in the seeds, you can leave them on for decoration or cut them off.
I have been raising clivias, by division (from the same stock) for over 20 years. I've recently noticed that although the berries form as green, and appropriate size, they fail to turn red, or any other color, even beyond a year on the mature flower stalk... My plants used to form red berries, that I used to simply ignored and threw out when the stalk rotted after one year... Have the years of division impacted the berry/seed forming ability? I fertilize monthly w/ fish emulsion (light solution), might I have a deficit of potassium or such? Any experienced thoughts would be appreciated
Two things may be going on here. The most important thing will be that the plant is receiving too much nitrogen. This will prevent the proper formation of berries, while giving the leaves a large boost. This needs to be balanced out with some phosphorus and potassium, or a simple blooming fertilizer.
The second factor is the long term division. This is a way to clone a plant and keep it alive for a very long time. With age, you will notice a drop in vigor and the inability to reproduce. Eventually the plant may sterilize, but with proper care, it will continue on for quite a while longer.
This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
My clivia plant does not bloom every year, more like every two years. This year it had quite a few flowers but no long flower stalks - all the flowers were stuck deep in the leaves. Any suggestions? It is always an indoor plant.
It may be lacking a cultural requirement, not enough light, etc. Did you give it a rest period during the winter and withhold water and fertilizer? Look over these care tips and see where it might be missing.
My Clivia has now lost its flowers, do I cut off the long stalk at the base, or just remove the smaller stalks that each of the flowers grew from? Thanks
You can cut off the long flower stalk at the base. Here is more care information.