I was given an off-shoot of a Clivia about 9 months ago. It stands in my living room, on the floor, with sunshine through the patio doors. I read in your articles that it needs about a month of cool temperatures without any watering. What time of year?? But with central heating this will be difficult. Could it go outside in a sheltered place for the month?? And should it be fed for the whole of the rest of the year??
It doesn't need a cold place for its rest, just a dry one. Withhold water and fertilizer beginning about October. (water just enough to keep foliage hydrated) it needs to rest about 3 months, then begin watering regularly again. Here is more:
Planting clivia from pot to garden do the year like sun or shade or both
This will be a plant that much prefers shade. here is an article that will help:
I have a Clivia plant from Africa. What type of potting soil should I use ?
These beautiful plants prefer a coarse, well-drained soil or even a soil-less mix. Here's an article about caring for a clivia, as well as one about how to create a soil-less potting mix.
why did my cliveas drop all their seedpods this year
We suggest that you check on all your growing conditions - is your soil well-draining, have you given it a rest period? Please read this article on how to care for your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm. I would check for root rot if the plant has spent time sitting in wet soil.
It's an indoor plant .
It sounds like your clivia could use a neem oil treatment or two. Here's an article that will help:
You can check your plant's growing conditions with the tips in this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/clivia/clivia-plant.htm
The flowers are "stuck"low in between the leaves. The stem they should be on never formed. Otherwise happy and healthy.
Some species do not have elongated stems. This is indicative of a specimen closer to a wild specimen than the modern ones. This could mean that the plant this came from was grown from a cross pollinated seed, or that it is, simply, one of the short-stemmed types.
You can try a few things, though.
After testing your soil for deficiencies, you can add a little potassium and phosphorus to the soil. This can help with stem and bloom formation.
You can try decreasing the amount of light that the plant receives. This can force stem elongation in response to a slight lack of light.
Other than this, you may be stuck with a low flowering type.
Here are some article that will help:
lant to grow. The clivia survived winter outside, covered and in a sheltered spot. It now has one bloom but it is low down - not on a long stem.
Here's some info that may help:
Also, a red flag went up when you said it was planted in a large pot. When repotting plants, they should only go up one or two sizes. If the container is too large, it causes too much moisture to be retained in the soil, essentially overwatering the plant. That could be what is going on here.