Propagation: Clivia miniata

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  1. dowtish

    dowtish Active Member

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    Hi

    I have a Clivia that produced berries after the flowers died. One of the berries is just beginning to turn red.

    Should I remove the berry now or should I wait until it goes a deeper red!

    I'm hoping to obtain the seed & try my luck at growing but I am a novice so any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated.

    I've seen various methods on the web but it is all a bit daunting!

    Advice needed!

    Many thanks
     
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    Leave them alone! Here in Sydney Cliveas take a year after flowering before the fruit are fully ripe, when they will fall off into your hand at a touch. Then peel off both layers of skin and you will find one or perhaps two seeds. Push them onto the top (halfway covered) of a good moist potting mix and keep in a warm place. They germinate in a few weeks, but take another three years to flower.
     

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    Thanks for the advice Ian I will wait for them to ripen!

    I also forgot to ask in my original post; once the berries drop is it best to leave the flower stem or should I trim it?

    Just wondering what is better to promote a new flower spike.

    Cheers
     
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    Don't think it matters. If it has flowered once it should keep on doing so unless in too much shade.
     
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    Cheers guys!
     

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