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Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia reginae)
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The most well-known bird of paradise flower with beautiful orange flowers and banana-like leaves. Minimum temperature is 5 degC.

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2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 10 seeds

 

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Common name:
Bird of paradise flower

Origin:
South Africa

Minimum temperature:
5 degC

Description:
A beautiful species to grow on the terrace, with overwhelmingly elegant orange flowers that can appear after a few years. The plant grows well in a tub, and reaches a height of about 1,5 meters. The plant doesn’t like too much water or wet feet, prefers a tight pot and can be hibernated at a minimum temperature of 5 degC. The leaves of the bird of paradise flower resemble banana leaves, but are less fragile. 

Sowing description:
Remove the orange fluff from the seeds to prevent fungal growth. Soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in lukewarm water and sow the seeds in sowing mix. Keep the soil constantly moist, cover with plastic foil/glass, and let the seeds germinate at a temperature of 25 degC. Germination may take a few weeks or months.

Sowing time:
Whole year

Level of difficulty:
Easy

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Christiaan - 23-02-2019 16:55

Inmiddels 6 van de 10 zaden uitgekomen na ca 8 weken. De plantjes zien er goed uit. Erg leuk om te doen!

Lisa - 18-06-2018 21:02

Alle zaden zijn uitgekomen binnen ongeveer 3 a 4 weken. Groeien goed en stevig. Tip: in een klein potje beginnen en daarna blijven overpotten anders krijgt hij meteen een hele grote pen wortel.

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