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STRELITZIA reginae - Crane Flower Bird of Paradise |


Crane Flower Bird of Paradise

SKU: ES 36
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Strelitziaceae
Characteristics: Clump forming shrub 1-2 m

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$5.50 AUD Excl. GST

Strelitzia reginae is a striking plant that forms large, evergreen clumps of rigid leaves emerging from the base. The leaves, resembling grey-green bananas, reach a height of about 1.2 meters, and flowers are perched atop long stalks above the foliage.

Flowering occurs in autumn, winter, and spring, with mature plants producing numerous blooms. This species thrives in full sun to semi-shade and is relatively easy to cultivate in the garden.

It naturally occurs in the Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa, its place of origin.

The plant favours light to medium, well-drained soil in a protected, partially shaded spot position.

Seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 25°C for this species.

Strelitzia is easy to grow from seed if follow these notes.

Seeds develop a hard coat that prevents germination.

  1. Nick seed with a sharp knife or abrade with coarse sandpaper.
  2. Soak seed 24 hours in warm water and remove the bright orange hairs attached to one end.
  3. Sow seed 1cm deep.
  4. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  5. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  6. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  7. Germination generally occurs in around 4-8 weeks @ 25°C.

Note: Some research has shown it may also be beneficial to place the seed in a plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator for two weeks prior to the process note.

Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to germinate, keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
  • The customer should do their due diligence that they are suited to their region.


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