This is the giant of the genus Clivia, leaves can grow more than 1 m in height. It has an elegant, erect growth habit and bears abundant crimson flowers. Large tall plants will develop unusual aerial roots, possibly evolved in South African swamps. Clivia robusta is threatened in habitat but it is very easy to grow just as Clivia miniata and does not need to be grown in swamp conditions.
Regarding Clivia robusta in the wild: It is known only from scattered, isolated marshy areas in South Africa, where it is called the "swamp clivia". Clivia robusta is threatened in habitat but it is very easy to grow just as Clivia miniata and does not need to be grown in swamp conditions. The main threat in habitat is overcollecting by healers who gather leaves for medicinal and magical purposes.
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