Clivia is not sufficiently complex to care for the plant and, with proper wintering blooms twice as much per year. To do this, in the autumn watering gradually reduced to such a state, which only allow the leaves do not wither. The plant puts on a winter vacation in a cold room with a temperature of + 7 + 12 degrees, where it should be light (but not direct sunlight) and spacious.
Clivia only thing that does not like, so it is - any concern: Do not move the pot during the tying of buds and during flowering, do not repot the plant until the roots begin to climb out of the pot (and then only after flowering). During the winter holidays cleave not fed and watered kept to a minimum. If at this time the leaves begin to dry, it is quite normal, let them wither quietly, but do not increase watering. Once the stems reach a height of 10-15 cm., And gradually increase watering during flowering, and subsequently in the spring and summer, water the plants died as the soil dries.
Since the opening of flowers cleave begin to feed complete mineral fertilizer every 21 days. Fertilizer should not be a lot of nitrogen, and when dressing organic fertilizers, they are bred with plenty of water - excess nitrogen in the dressing inhibits second blossoming, stimulating the growth of leaves only. Spring - summer cleave to contain diffuse light, very suitable balconies and windows of the northern and western areas and shady corner of the garden, the leaves are periodically sprayed with water, the plant watered and fed. The plant should not be hot, the optimum temperature 18 degrees.
To re-summer flowering, in the event that she does not want Clivia bloom, it must stimulate. Two flowering year can handle only large adult plant. Pot with a plant in late July to make a darkish room with a balcony or garden. Watering a little cut and at this time the plant is not fed. After a week or two lower leaves may begin to turn yellow, but should appear peduncle.
If you are not able to comply with all the complexity of care, then do not. Clivia grows well on the windows of any orientation, at any temperature, adjusts to any watering, except frank Gulf, and will delight you with blooms, even once a year, but in the most unpredictable season. Clivia - one of the most durable houseplants. Transfer Cleve better to take a soil mixture of 8 parts of sod land, 4 parts of leaf and 1 part sand.
Rust spots on leaves may be a sign of improper watering or burn in direct sunlight. In the first case - water the plant only after the dry topsoil, creamed in the room (not near the battery) with water from time to time wipe the leaves with a damp, soft cloth and spray from a spray underside of leaves with cold boiled water. In the second case - move the plant to the west, east or north window.
And if this is not possible, the window in the house is only one, and only the southern, move the plant back into the room. If the spots on the leaves look like narrow strips of rusty, then it is a sign of disease. Can lubricate stains copper oxychloride, 3-4 g per liter of water, then once a week. Spots do not disappear, but must stop to grow in size and new spots should no longer appear. But we hope that your plant is suffering only because of errors care.