Aren't I a beauty !!
I don't know what type of Clivia this is but it is very special to me.
My brother was given a little piece of this Clivia from a friend of his many years ago who is a Professor at Georgia Southern University it took about 3 years for his plant to bloom and from the moment I saw it I never stopped begging for a piece and he would just smile and say nope ... He was enjoying having something that mom & I didn't have. It was always a big thing when we visited with each other that the 3 of us would walk around and show off whatever was blooming. He would fuss up a storm if he found out that momma had given me even a seed if he didn't get one too .. lol . One afternoon last fall as I was leaving from a visit he walked me to my car and put this Clivia in the back. I was so surprised and thrilled .. I finally had a piece of my own! I brought it home knowing that it would be a few years before I would see any blooms but about a month ago I noticed a stalk coming up with buds on it and my heart went to my feet. All I could think of was oh how I wish I could show him, oh how I wish I could rub it in how quickly mine bloomed . I ran and got the phone and called my mom to tell her.
I made her go outside and check the piece he had given her and her's also had a stalk of buds.
This was one of those sweet sad moments I couldn't help but think this was a little gift from heaven. I have been checking everyday to see how many buds have open and today every single bud was wide open .. The bright orange flowers seemed to be screaming PARTY !!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bubba thank you for this beautiful gift !
love ya and miss ya bunches