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Clivia Miniata - urgent help required!

Hi everyone.  I'm hoping someone may be able to help me save my very poorly clivia plant. Having sadly found the roots waterlogged and rotten I cut it back to good stem, let it dry/callous a few days then replanted it hoping it might re-root.  Over several weeks the leaves began yellowing further and only a few tiny hairlike roots appeared.  I then read online about standing it in water to root which is supposedly very successful so placed it in a dim room in a few inches of water.  I've just returned from 2 weeks' holiday to see the leaves are now very yellow and there is no sign of any roots forming.  The poor thing has put out a flower stem despite it's lack of water and sorry state! I am anxious to try and save the plant -  can anyone offer me advice? Sorry to ramble on.....


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Reading up on this and it seems you need to change the water frequently so being away for 2 weeks wouldn't have helped.
    You could try again but expect the flower would have to go or just buy another!
  • Hi leeannelliott, certainly have tried your best to keep your Clivia alive, that image one of late?,..if so it looks healthy enough to have produced the flower,..however some plants produce a flower when it senses its going to die in the hope that the flower will seed and life continues,..lets presume you still have a healthy stem then i suggest adding some Perlite to your soil for better drainage,..dip your stem in rooting powder or rooting gel,..allow sunshine this time but not direct,..hoping this will save your Clivia.

    I sowed two Clivia seeds in 2013,..they have multiplied to five plants this year.

  • Thanks for your replies.  K67 that info is really useful - it seems rooting in water is viable. Yes the photo was taken today nulty. Stem is solid but it's just knowing which method is best as a last ditch attempt to save it - putting it in water again or planting?  Perhaps I will try to grow from seed - what a beautiful photo. I appreciate you both taking the time to reply.
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