Clivia, native to South Africa, is a lovely houseplant that will add color and fragrance to the home in winter. A member of the lily family, clivia's orange flower, rising above dark-green foliage, resembles a mini-amaryllis. For all its beauty, clivia is a low-maintenance houseplant.
Water the clivia during spring and summer when the soil feels dry if you poke your finger into it. Water it until the water runs from the bottom of the pot. Allow it to dry again before the next watering.
Irrigate the clivia in the fall only when it wilts.
Resume regular watering in the spring, when the clivia produces buds, which will be very small and buried in the leaves.