Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise) 20cm

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Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

  • Hardy, evergreen, clumping perennial with long bluish tinged leaves. Produces unusually shaped orange and purple flowers resembling an exotic bird, mainly in spring and summer. Bird attracting.
  • Use in tropical gardens, general landscaping, in pots on the verandah or in the courtyard.
  • Position: full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Will tolerate coastal conditions.
  • Water requirements: low once established. Occasional watering during the hot and dry spells will keep the plant healthy.
  • Size: can reach 1.5 metres in height and 1.5 metres in width. Offshoots can be removed any time of the year to thin out the clump.
  • Fertilise with an organic all purpose fertiliser in spring and autumn.

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