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Strelitzia Reginae

Strelitzia Reginae

£25.99Price

85cm - 100cm height / 19cm Pot

 

SKU: stre002
    • Strelitzia Reginae, a stunning and vibrant plant that brings a touch of exotic beauty to any outdoor space. Also known as the Bird of Paradise, this plant is native to South Africa and is renowned for its striking, tropical appearance and long-lasting blooms. Featuring large, paddle-shaped leaves that resemble those of a banana tree, the Strelitzia Reginae creates a bold and dramatic statement in any setting. Its vibrant flowers, which emerge from boat-shaped bracts, are the highlight of this plant. These magnificent blooms showcase a vibrant mix of orange, blue, and purple hues, resembling the plumage of a tropical bird, hence the name "Bird of Paradise
    • 85-100cm in height. 

    • 19cm pot.
    • Strelitzia Reginae, commonly known as Bird of Paradise or Crane Flower, is a stunning tropical plant that can be grown outdoors in the UK in suitable conditions. Here are some care instructions for Strelitzia reginae when grown outdoors in the UK:

    • Location: Choose a sunny and sheltered spot in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Strelitzia reginae requires plenty of sunlight to thrive.

    • Soil: Plant your Strelitzia reginae in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of loam, compost, and sand will provide a good growing medium. The soil should be slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

    • Watering: Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. During the summer months, when the plant is actively growing, water more frequently, ensuring the soil doesn't dry out completely. In winter, reduce watering but don't let the soil completely dry out.

    • Fertilizer: Feed your Strelitzia reginae with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) to promote healthy growth and blooming. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for application rates.

    • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant, such as compost or bark chips. Mulching helps conserve moisture, suppresses weed growth, and adds nutrients to the soil.

    • Pruning: Remove any dead, damaged, or yellowing leaves as needed. Prune spent flower stalks once they have finished blooming. Be careful not to damage the emerging new shoots.

    • Protection: Strelitzia reginae is not frost-tolerant and may suffer damage or die if exposed to freezing temperatures. In the UK, it's best to protect the plant during winter by moving it to a sheltered location or covering it with horticultural fleece or a protective structure.

    • Pests and diseases: Strelitzia reginae is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, occasional issues with aphids, mealybugs, or scale insects may occur. Monitor your plant regularly and take appropriate measures, such as using insecticidal soap or horticultural oil, if you notice any infestations.

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