Clivia’s flower power on show

2015-09-17 06:00

It is that time of the year when most flowers show off their flower power.

Clivias are just as active, with the most commonly occurring and popular species, Clivia miniata displaying their striking orange lily type flower all over in the shade of trees.

A few gardeners are privileged to own yellow Clivia plants, first discovered near the Howick Falls. Few realise that the genus contains six recognised species: Miniata with large orange or yellow flowers, C. Nobilis, robusta, gardenii, caulescense and mirabilis (all with small pendulous ericaceous blooms).

The annual Clivia Show will be held on Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00 and Sunday from 09:00 to 14:00 at the Sherwood Garden Centre, Walker Drive, Port Elizabeth. Admission is R10 with no charge for children under 12, accompanied by an adult.

On Saturday at 11:00, a talk on pollinating and propagating Clivia will be done followed by the lucky draw of a flowering size yellow Clivia plant. At 15:00 on Saturday, a demonstration and talk will take place on dividing and repotting Clivia plants, followed by the second lucky draw of a flowering size yellow Clivia plant. On Sunday at 11:00 another talk on pollinating and propagating Clivia will be done followed by the third lucky draw of a flowering size yellow Clivia plant.

)There will be a variety of Clivia plants and literature on sale. For more information contact Gideon Botha on 079 490 0550 or Mark Joubert 072 133 5683

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


Fascinating facts about dogs

Think you know a lot about dogs? How many of these facts do you know?



Perfectly captured cat snapchats!
Fascinating facts about dogs
Out with the old dog, in with the new
Play with your pet when you're not at home
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.