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Clivia miniata

Clivia miniata

Afrikaans:  Boslelie

English :    Clivia

IsiXhosa:  Mahime  = stop, like a wrist and fingers held out in the gesture of stop.

Description and diagnostic features   

   It’s  grows looks very much like  Agapanthus but the leaves are wider and more robust.  Once the flowers and fruit are visible there is no doubt. The species with the flowers and fruit standing up are used.


Part used     

    Seeds and roots


    The plant can stop things happening.  You have to supply the instruction of what has to stop.



     Needs enough moisture so it often rows better in the shade when the moisture is scarse.