Saturday, January 8, 2011
A Confused Clivia and Other Clivia Updates
One of my Clivia Miniatas is currently blooming. It is very confused because clivias are supposed to bloom in the spring, not in December / January.
This particular plant used to have more respect for conventions, given that last time it bloomed was in May.
Do you think this might be another example of global warming?
However, I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have these flamboyant flowers lighting up the house as the snow piles up outside.
Last year we also had a confused Clivia, though not as confused as the current one. That one bloomed in late February. This is a picture of it next to a Campanula I bought at the Edison Flower Show.
Besides blooming later, it was also different from the current one in that it opened its blooms one at a time over a period of almost two months instead of all at the same time.
Here it is in April as its last flower opened. Notice the seed pods that have formed from the first flowers to bloom.
Here are the seed pods in May,
starting to ripen in October,
later in October,
and this week.
Unlike Eli, I do not have a time lapse video of the process.