This is the first time my 1-1/2 year old houseplant, Clive, has bloomed! My husband named him Clive - he likes to name any of my things that he thinks have no useful purpose, and which take up a lot of space (admittedly, Clive does have annoyingly long, strappy leaves. For the record, hubby also named my body pillow, which I can't sleep without, Fred.)
Clive doesn't look very Christmasy with that brassy orange colour, but at this time of year, when the christmas cactus has finished blooming, I'll take just about anything! I LOVE flowering house plants (I NEED flowering houseplants!) and this is a plant that I expect to get better with age. I ordered him from Garden Imports in spring 2010, after someone on GardenRant had been raving about clivias.
He was worth the wait.