Five years ago, this once modest size house plant was a single stem which produced tea-cup size flowers during January.
Although blooming late this year, it now has three offshoots which have recently produced giant-size blooms.
Let me introduce you to the Clivia - and for those of you who are not familiar with this species, the experts recommend it should be fertilised from March until Autumn.
During the summer it requires plenty of light – but not direct sunlight. This superplant will need to be split into three after flowering and repotted carefully in restricted pots with fresh compost.
Report and picture contributed by Gloria Baptist-Smith, Burgess Hill.