A fifth species, C. mirabilis, was discovered in 2002, with a sixth, C. robusta (swamp Cliva) re-categorized as a separate species in 2004. Most breeders today cross one of the pendulous species with C. miniata, creating beautiful variations that command hundreds or even thousands of dollars from serious collectors. I paid $35.00 for a blooming size C. miniata from White’s Flower Farm in 1993 and the plant has grown from a single stem to three that bloom both spring and fall with two more not yet mature. Read about how to grow Clivia miniata here.
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