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Strelitzia Reginae, also known as the Bird of Paradise plant, is a tropical plant native to South Africa.

It is known for its striking, bird-like orange and blue flowers that resemble the head of a bird with a brightly colored beak.

The plant has long, paddle-shaped leaves that can grow up to 1.5-2 meters (5-6 feet) in height and 30-60 cm (1-2 feet) in width.

Strelitzia Reginae is often used in landscaping as an accent or border plant in warm, sunny climates and can also be grown indoors as a houseplant.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Strelitzia Reginae prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate some shade.
  • It grows best in well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Water the plant when the top 2-3 cm (1 inch) of soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Strelitzia Reginae prefers temperatures between 16-24°C (60-75°F) and high humidity levels.
  • It should be fertilized every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Strelitzia Reginae is generally pest and disease resistant but can occasionally be affected by spider mites or mealybugs.

 

Propagation:

  • Strelitzia Reginae can be propagated by division or by seed.
  • To propagate by division, carefully remove the plant from its pot and separate the rhizomes into smaller sections, making sure that each section has at least one healthy leaf and a good root system.
  • Plant the divisions in well-draining soil and water thoroughly.
  • To propagate by seed, harvest the seeds from the plant and sow them in a well-draining potting mix.
  • Keep the soil moist and warm, ideally between 21-24°C (70-75°F).
  • Germination may take several weeks to several months.

 

12cmApproximately 25cm high

Strelitzia Reginae

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