Strelitzia Reginae – 5 seeds


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Common name: Bird of Paradise
Family: Strelitziaceae
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: 1 to 2 meters
Hardiness: -2°C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: flowering plant
Vegetation: rhizomatous perennial
Foliage: evergreen
Flowering from June to September
Flower color: orange and blue
Soil type: potting soil 1/3 garden soil 1/3 and 1/3 coarse sand
Watering: copiously in summer, very little in winter
Use: pot, tub, garden
Diseases and pests: aphids, scale insects
Toxicity: not determined

Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)

Strelitzia of reasonable size, it forms a tuft of stems at the ends of which, from winter to spring, appear green spathes, 8 to 12 centimeters long, nuanced with purple and orange, protecting flowers of 3 10 centimeters long with orange calyx and blue corolla.

This gorgeous perennial gets its name from the shape of its flowers, which resemble a bird’s head.

It is possible to grow this plant in an apartment provided you provide it with as much light as possible.

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