Birds of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
$25.00 – $249.00
- Full sun
- Part shade
- Height to 1m-2m
- Width to 1m
Birds of Paradise ( Strelitzia reginae ) are an evergreen, clumping perennial with large, bluish-grey leaves. Striking, orange and blue flowers, resembling exotic birds, are displayed on tall stem throughout the warmer months. Ideal for large pot and adding a tropical touch to the garden or patio. Flowers and leaves are good for arrangements. Prefers fertile, well drained soil in bright light, protected from hot summer sun. keep moist in summer, drier in winter.
Full shade to full sun
Water regularly in the warmer months, when overnight temperatures are consistently over 8-10 degrees C. Water less in winter . It’s often best when watering indoor plants in cooler months to just water the saucer under the plant to prevent fungus gnats and fungal diseases. Don’t leave plants sitting in water for more than 24 hours in winter. Unestablished plants and container specimens may require more frequent watering especially over summer.
Looks its best when grown in moist fertile soil. Can adapt to most soil types. Good drainage
Mid spring, mid summer, early Autumn. Container plants can be fertilised less often with a slow release formula like Osmocote. Seasol monthly. Use dynamic lifter or some kind of organic fertiliser in late spring, water well and mulch.
Victorian Growth rate
Max and Minimum Temperature tolerance
Cold and heat tolerant. Frost and hot dry winds will damage young leaves. Established plants can take temperatures as low as -3 or -5 and rejuvinate quickly in summer.
200mm pot – $25 each
250mm Pot Large – $69
300mm pot – $129
400mm pot – $249
We offer a range of delivery options to suit your location
True Green Nursery Delivery Van Covering Metropolitan Melbourne, Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.
Local and Interstate freight companies.
Please provide us with your delivery address when submitting a quote and one of the True Green Team will contact you to provide a delivery price prior to confirming your order
Is there something you would like to ask?
Shoot us a quick message and we will get back to you asap