Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise
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The spectacular orange blooms of this South African icon are found in chic floral displays the world over. This plant makes a carefree drought and dry air tolerant plant for the conservatory, summer patio or south facing window, forming slow growing clusters of blue-green sculptural foliage.
Water when the top several cm of soil feel dry to touch, being careful to err on the drier side in winter. This slow growing species does take a while to reach flowering age, but mature clumps can reach 1.5m tall and make imposing specimens.
Although Strelitzia reginae will survive outdoors year round in a mild garden, damaged leaves take a long while to be replaced so it is better to bring into a bright spot for winter.
Strelitzia reginae Identification Sheet
- South Africa
- Species / Cultivar
- Common name(s)
- Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise
- Full sun, well-drained soil
- Eventual height
- Eventual spread
- can survive down to -3C but damaged below 0
- Skill level
How often should I feed my house plants?
With some house plants, you can feed them according to the label on the feed. It may look like it's not enough and you could be tempted to add more than the recommended dose, but do remember that the correct dosages will prevent the roots from getting burned from too much concentration.
As a rule of thumb, once a month, a mild solution of a balanced organic fertiliser is ideal to be applied in the growing season.
How often should I water my house plants?
Watering houseplants is always a tricky business. Some love to have their soil moist at all times, others like to be on the drier side. Also, every home is different and winters are not the same as summers.
Conditions differ throughout the year, all over the country and plants have different preferences.
Make sure you read the care instructions that come with the plant and adjust that according to your home.
Indoor plants pot sizes
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For all the indoor plants, the height of the pot is included in the listed height. The height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the highest leaf or branch of the plant.
Due to natural growth, the size of the plants might vary slightly. All plants are measured and categorised when they are brought into our nursery, however, over time, the actual size might change due to growth, adjustment to the environment etc.
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.
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