Clivia caulescens is similar to Clivia nobilis and Clivia gardenii. All have pendulous bell-like flowers. Clivia caulescens has a tall bamboo-like stem with aerial roots. Stems can be over one metre high. Clivia caulescens usually grows in rocky habitats with the aerial roots clinging to the rocks. These plants grow in montane forest in Mpumalanga. Cultivate Clivia caulescens in well-drained soil rich in leaf mould. They prefer damp, shaded, frost-free conditions and often grow in leaf litter on rocks. They can flower throughout the year, but the main flowering period is in spring. They are easy to grow as a garden plant in frost-free areas, and germinate easily from seed.
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