Clivia miniata is for the gardener the number one member of its genus. Clivias are perennial bulbous plants belonging to the Amaryllis family. The strap-like leaves, the hallmark of monocotyledon bulbous plants, bring an attractive green feature to shady spots in the garden.
In nature they are found in dense shade in KwaZulu-Natal. Flowers appear in spring and sometimes throughout summer. Clivias should be watered in the flowering season and do not mind drying out somewhat for a few months when in rest.