We grow most of our clivia up to flowering which enables us to better understand and improve our breeding programs and plant selection. Each year we select and retain only the best clivia miniata plants in terms of a range of criterion including plant vigour, foliage and importantly flower colour, shape and size.
In past years we have detailed specific crosses but given the large number of seed crosses undertaken we group seed crosses together. As with all seed grown clivia, genetic variation can be observed in leaf shape, width, length and flower petals will differ in shape, length, width and colour so it does not make much sense to individualise crosses. Just like children seed grown clivia miniata end up all different but some might exhibit some of the traits of the parents. This policy is consistent with practices adopted by other bona fide breeders. In addition we will offer special crosses either through this website, our newsletter or via ebay (but only under our nursery name).
Clivia seed is available each year from May to October. All seed is harvested fresh at the time orders are placed to ensure the highest germination rates. We never store harvested seed for sale. Seed can be harvested and stored under cool conditions for more than one year but often tends to have lower and slower germination rates and seedlings may exhibit less vigour.