Last Thursday when we were at Lidl (the German discount supermarket chain) I saw Clivias. They were one of my mother’s and her sister’s favorite flowers. Of course I had to buy one.
I looked up about Clivias on Wikipedia. This is what it says: “Clivia miniata (I think mine is a C. miniata) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clivia of the family Amaryllidaceae, native to damp woodland habitats in South Africa as well as in Swaziland. It is also reportedly naturalized in Mexico.”
My plant is small one. So far only one flower stem. Hopefully it will last for more than just a week or two. I hope it will get many more stems with flowers. We’ll have to wait and see.
Flower crazy as I am I couldn’t resist taking some more pictures on the Amaryllis. It’s in bloom ! Two more buds. This time I used “white” background. For backgrounds I use colored cardboard sheets. i think the black background, my posting Jan 14, works best. The light is a daylight fluorescent bathroom tube. My dream is to someday have a bit more professional backgrounds and lights. I have looked for some on the internet but the ones I’d like to have are a bit expensive. So for the time being I stick to my cardboard sheets and bathroom tube.