The Clivia Society
First described in 1828, clivias have attracted young and old, rich and poor, from many cultures around the world, reaching the status of official flower of the city of Chanchung, China. From the beginning these plants were treated as special and sought-after and, although one can obtain plants relatively cheaply, some still change hands for astronomical prices.
This website is intended to be a contact point for those interested in Clivia, as well as a resource and link for those desiring to know more about the plants, their culture and development, as well as the people and organizations dedicated to them.
The Clivia Society was formed in 1992 to provide a conduit for the enthusiasm and energy of Clivia devotees worldwide. These uniquely southern African plants have gained a wide following and have an interesting and varied history.
None of the Clivia Clubs around the world are branches of the Clivia Society. Each is an independent body which is not subject to any control by the Society. The Society exists to facilitate the common interests of these Clubs through, amongst others, the publication of a Yearbook and quarterly Newsletters, the registration of named cultivars, development of judging criteria and fostering research on Clivia.
The aim of the Clivia Society is to be an umbrella body which facilitates cooperation between Clivia Clubs sharing common interests that transcend national and language boundaries. In this way every interest group of clivia enthusiasts can be accommodated to their mutual and individual best interests without any surrender of independence.