Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Clivia nobilis (green-tip forest lily), is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clivia, of the family Amaryllidaceae, native to South Africa. It grows to about 38 cm. It has evergreen strap-shaped leaves, and bears pendent umbels of multiple narrow, trumpet-shaped, red and yellow flowers, tipped with green. Like other members of the tribe Haemantheae to which it belongs, Clivia fruits are berries. When ripe, they contain large fleshy seeds which are often more than 1 cm in diameter

At a minimum temperature of 10 °C, in temperate regions it is normally cultivated as a houseplant. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Charlotte Percy (née Clive), Duchess of Northumberland (1787–1866), governess of Queen Victoria, was the first to cultivate the plant in the United Kingdom and bring it to flower. The whole genus was subsequently named after the Duchess.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Such great contrasts in these shots - well done!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/bennett-place-bit-of-history.html

  2. Hi Y'all!

    What an amazing and beautiful flower.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Clivia are stunning, I am kicking myself for not removing some when I moved house.


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