A Clivia plant requires bright, indirect light but no direct sun. Direct sun scorches the leaves and ruins the beautiful flowers. During the summer, a Clivia loves to go outside as long as you keep it in the shade.
Water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Clivia plants prefer to be on the dry side. Pale green or orange lesions on the leaves indicate you are over-watering.
Once a Clivia plant has finished blooming, usually in the early summer, feed monthly with a balanced indoor plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never fertilize during the 4-6 weeks in the winter when the plant is resting. After the plant has rested, feed with a fertilizer high in potassium to encourage the plant to flower.
A Clivia Plant prefers temperatures between 65°-70° F (18.3°-21.1° C) during the spring and early fall. From November to February, when your Clivia plant is “resting” the temperature should be 50°-55° F (10°-12.8°C). A Clivia plant does not do well in temperatures below 50° F (10°C).
Average household humidity is adequate for a Clivia.