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Clivia miniata

Bush lily

About the plant

Clivia, though a familiar houseplant to many of us and one of South Africa’s most iconic plants, it is threatened in the wild by overharvesting.

  • Not yet evaluated

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • House plant
    Plant makes a good indoor plant in the UK
  • Medicine
    Plant or components of this plant are used in medicine
  • Poison
    Plant is poisonous to humans
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Facts

  • Genus comprises five species
  • Flowers are red, orange or yellow
  • Overharvested for horticultural and local medicinal uses

Useful plants

Clivia miniata, or bush lily, is part of our Useful Plants Project. We are working with local communities to develop ideas for sustainable use of and income generation from useful plants.

With local schools in South Africa we are establishing environmental clubs and school gardens. These give students a sense of pride in their local environment and cultural traditions.

Used to treat fevers and wounds
  • Not yet evaluated

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • House plant
    Plant makes a good indoor plant in the UK
  • Medicine
    Plant or components of this plant are used in medicine
  • Poison
    Plant is poisonous to humans
  • Click on icon to reveal more