Strelitzia reginae

12cm pot £12.99
Available in 3 weeks
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Buy Strelitzia reginae bird of paradise: Stunning flowers we all know and love

  • Position: full light (with shade from hot sun)
  • Soil: loam-based potting compost (John Innes No3)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to May
  • Hardiness: tender (will need winter protection)
  • Current height: approximately 35cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

    These beautiful indoor plants are not currently in bloom, but given time (it may take several years) they will produce spectacular, bright orange and midnight-blue flowers that look a little like the head of a colourful crane. These exotic-looking flowers are surrounded by paddle-shaped, emerald-green leaves, which shred with age, but remain a feature throughout the year. This beautiful bird of paradise makes an interesting house plant for a bright, well-lit room and in summer, can be plunged (pot and all) in the middle of a sunny border to create an instant tropical effect.

  • Garden care: During the growing season water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Water sparingly in winter and top-dress each spring. As the old leaves become shredded, trim them off. The plants should be potted into a larger pot in autumn and may be left outside from May to September (provided there is no risk of frost). They need winter protection and can be kept in a greenhouse or conservatory from October through to April.

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Exotic

5

Arrived in lovely condition , good size .. wanted it for growing indoors.. doing well , 4 new leaves produced..

Dave

West Sussex

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Bird of paradise

5

I was given this plant for xmas 2016 and given it care sharing my well lit bathroom since Sept. till now. I now have a wonderful flowering plant. Give it all the attention you can and it will repay you if you can wait.

J T

North Yorkshire

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First class example of plant

5

Pleasantly surprised at the quality , size and A1 condition of plant received . first time order.

Dave

West Sussex

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How long until the strelitzia flowers? I have a beautiful, tall, healthy plant which I have nurtured for the last 7 years but although it has leaves it has never flowered

ho lenga

Hello there These plant do take time to flower and patience is needed, but given the right conditions they should eventually. During the growing season I would apply a liquid fertiliser every month.

How tall is the plant when purchased?

McPlant

Hello there This plant will be approx 40cm tall when delivered.

Which house plant where?

Which house plant where?

Which house plants you choose should depend on the environment you intend to keep them in, the space available, how much time you can spend preening them as well as your personal preference. For me, foliage house plants are the ticket, because they provid

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