Clivia Miniata …make me sound very clever, but it actually is only the scientific name for what we all know as the “Clivia”. Called the “South African Lilly” by a lot of the locals.
This time of year, as soon as spring has arrived, you see these amazing flowers all over town and in our beautiful hotel’s garden.
Clivias do not form bulbs, but they do produce berries as fruits. Like most South African plants, we – South Africans – will find some kind of herbal remedy in almost everything. Well, the Clivia plant, is effective in treating pain, muscle stimulation and fever.
One of the reasons why I will always be Proudly South African!