Plant Care Bush Lily

Bush Lily

4.4 out of 5 (19 experiences)

Bush Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Bush Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Bush Lily

Flame lily is a broadleaf, evergreen, clumping perennial native to South Africa and in the Amaryllidaceae (onion) family. It takes a few years for a flame lily plant to bloom, so it is best to purchase a mature plant. The plant grows up to 2 feet high and 3 feet wide.


Clivia miniata

Also known as

Natal Lily

How to care for Bush Lily


How often to water your Bush Lily

Water needs for Bush Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Bush Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bush Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bush Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bush Lily: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bush Lily may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bush Lily in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bush Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bush Lily: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bush Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bush Lily is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Bush Lily

Bush Lily

Bush Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Bush Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Bush Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Bush Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Bush Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Bush Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Premierpinoak avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 275 XP
globe Albuquerque, NM

Very beautiful plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Capejettymum avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP

I’d like to get this blooming again but nothing I’ve tried has done but kept it alive

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,776 XP
globe Simcoe, Ontario

Easy to keep lush, hard to get to bloom but gorgeous when it does

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,676 XP
globe Miami, FL

This basically thrives on neglect-water it once a week and I live in Miami FL where it’s hot and humid year round. It’s indoors by an east facing window and it never fails to give me lovely orange flowers and lush green leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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