Klivie: Recognizing and treating care errors and pests

Klivien are beautiful plants that are unfortunately only a little maintenance-intensive. For one thing, you can, for example, Pests and other malpractices.

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The exotic Klivie belongs with its dark green leaves and the bright bloom umbels to the most popular indoor plants. It is insensitive to diseases. What at first glance looks like a plant disease is mostly just the result of wrong care. Some pests, however, like to settle on the plant. Above all, cover-tags, mealybugs and mealybugs are causing Klivie problems. But here, too, care plays an important role, because the lice are particularly likely to appear when the plant is overwintered too warm.

Typical Care Mistakes

❍ Yellow and Brown Leaves:

In the flower shop, the Klivie was still a real gem, but at home, she aches to herself. Yellow, brown or withered leaves are usually a sign of wrong care. If the plant gets too much and too much sun, the leaves burn. This can be seen in yellow and brown leaves or spots on the leaves. Cut off the burned parts and place the Klivie in a bright place, but without direct and blazing midday sun. The window glass can greatly enhance the sun’s effect, so make better a move. At the new place the Clivia should stay permanently if possible, because she does not like moving relocations.

❍ withered leaves / root rot:

The plant gets wilted leaves when it receives too little water. On the other hand too much water leads to brown leaf tips. Waterlogging causes the roots to rot additionally. You can change both causes: Pour more until the leaves have recovered. Otherwise, take the Klivie out of the pot. Cut off foul roots and allow the rootstock to dry afterwards. Now put the Klivie in fresh soil, while you lay a reasonable drainage at the bottom of the pot.

❍ short shaft:

The special feature of the Clivia are the flowers, which sit on a long, slender flower stem and project beyond the leaves. If the stem is very short, the plant has received too much water and is too warm. It is completely harmless if the roots fill the entire pot or even form aerial roots.

Here is a reading: Klivien – How to make Klivien to bloom.

How to fight lice on the Klivie

The pests Lepidopteran, Wolllaus and Lice are mostly on the Leaf blades and between the leaves, very close to the rhizome. They recognize an attack on a sticky substance that is secreted by the lice. If you look closely, you also recognize the parasites.

As an immediate measure, it helps if you shower off the plant vigorously with lukewarm water. The sticky spots that remain after, brush with a solution of soft soap and spirit. Let the mixture work for a few hours and then rinse the plant with clear water. As a precaution, you should keep the plant cool in winter. Too warm a location attracts the lice namely formally.