We have a huge gum tree in our front garden and beneath the gum tree there are bromeliads and clivias.Clivias and bromeliads are shade loving plants so it is the ideal spot for them. Unfortunately they have not been divided in the few years that we have lived here and it has now reached the point where we really must divide the plants in order to get the best blooms.
This is the seed head of the clivia.The clivia are flowering at the moment so it isn’t an ideal time to split them so I have harvested some seeds and have planted them out in seed raising mix. It takes three years before you can expect to get flowers from the seeds. I will need to be patient. I will split the clivia when they have finished flowering.
The bromeliads are jam packed against the trunk of the tree and have all developed a lean which is not ideal for the plant as they need to get their water down the tube of the plant.