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Clivia question

This is a discussion on Clivia question within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I have a fairly large plant it is the small orange type . How do ...

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    I have a fairly large plant it is the small orange type . How do you get the flower stems to grow taller ? mine are always short . Gin

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    I've had that happen a few times on my orange one too. I think the reason may be not enough water when the stem is first forming. I always keep my plants very dry from Oct - Feb. That's supposed to be their rest period. If I don't start increasing the water when I first notice the flower stem, the stem always remains short and the flowers open amongst the foliage - very icky.

    I've never confirmed this theory with anyone else or any clivia research, but that's been my experience.

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    I will remember to increase the water whe I see a spike . I read somewhere to decrease the light when the spike starts , Louis mentiond doing that with Phals. to create longer stems maybe it would work the same on Clivias . Gin

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