Clivia mirabilis is an exciting plant first discovered in 2002 in a gorge near Nieuwoudtville in Namaqualand. Namaqualand experiences a Mediterranean, winter-rainfall climate which is unusual for Clivia as all the other species grow under summer-rainfall conditions! It is a beautiful plant with red pigmentation at the base, a trait which it passes on to its progeny when crossed with Clivia caulescens and Clivia miniata. It has a silvery stripe in the leaves midrib.
It is believed that Clivia mirabilis is a relic of a region in bygone times which was a summer-rainfall area, but that it has adapted to the climatic change from summer to winter rainfall.
Clivia mirabilis has flowers in neon-like colours from light pastel to red. They are pendant and hang on long pedicels.
Grow Clivia mirabilis in well-drained bark-based compost (well-rotted) using slow release fertilizer regularly. Because Clivia mirabilis is used to winter-rainfall, it should have the protection of a poly-carbonate roof to prevent too much rain in summer.
Clivia mirabilis will take more light than the other Clivias but will not tolerate full sun all day.