Bird of paradise: queen's strelitzie

Bird of paradise: queen's strelitzie

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The bird of paradise is a beautiful plant, with beautiful blooms and dense foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Strelitzia reginae
Family : Strelitziaceae
Type : Perennial

: 1 to 3 m
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

: Persistent -Flowering : Summer

Planting the bird of paradise

The bird of paradise fears frost and cannot be grown in the ground than in regions with sufficiently mild winters.

It normally lives in warm regions offering a rather tropical climate and therefore should be grown in pots and returned in winter if it's not the case.

Bird of paradise outdoors:

  • a spring planting
  • a place sunny
  • a mix of potting soil and garden soil for planting in the garden
  • rather humid, cool but well-drained soil

Bird of paradise in a pot:

  • good potting soil for flowering plants if it is in a pot
  • a partially shaded situation to avoid too rapid drying out
  • avoid drafts by favoring a situation sheltered from the wind

Caring for the bird of paradise

If the bird of paradise is well planted and its situation suits it, it only claims low maintenance.

No pruning is really necessary unless you want to balance the shrub.

  • In this case, choose a light size
  • Remove dry leaves as you go

Bird of paradise in winter:

If it has been planted in the ground and outdoors, the climate in your area allows it and, in this case, there is not much to do except protect the plant if the temperatures were to drop

In pots and in regions with quite cold winters, it is right to enter the plant in a place where the temperatures remain mild.

  • Place the plant in a bright room
  • The room must not drop below 10 ° in winter
  • Limit watering in winter

Watering the bird of paradise

In summer, when it is hot, it is important towater regularly the bird of paradise, especially when grown in pots.

  • Watering in the evening is preferable to limit evaporation
  • Avoid wetting the foliage
  • Reduce the watering of the bird of paradise in winter, especially for potted subjects

To know about the bird of paradise

This very beautiful shrub offers an original yellow and red flowering in the shape of a long slender cluster.

Native to South Africa, it will naturally prefer a rather warm climate if it is in the ground, if not, plant it in a container when you come home in the winter.

It naturally lives near waterways, which is why it needs some moisture in the soil to thrive.

Watering should be regular but not excessive throughout the flowering period.

Advice about the bird of paradise

To stimulate flowering, you can add organic fertilizer in the spring and repeat the operation once in summer.

To read also:

  • Flowering shrub ideas for a hedge
  • Summer flowering shrubs

© Dzmitry



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