Bird-of-paradise, Queen's Bird-of-Paradise, Queen's Bird-of Paradise Strelitzia reginae
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Bird-of-paradise, Queen's Bird-of-Paradise, Queen's Bird-of Paradise
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In Stock: 3.43 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: soak seed in hot (130 degrees F) water for 6-24 hours, change water once during this time, or mechanically scarify the seed.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: make sure that growing medium has 40% coarse sharp sand for best drainage. Give bottom heat and keep at 88 degrees F for 2 weeks, then keep at room temperature.
Other: treat scarifired seed with a broad spectrum fungicide prior to sowing, keep mice away from seed.
In a Nutshell:
* Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa . Common names include Strelitzia , Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise , though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia . Its scientific name commemorates Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz , queen consort of King George III . more...
* A curious plant, with a flower stalk rising to several feet, at the top is a sheath from which up to six conspicuous orange or yellow flowers, each with a dark blue "tongue," emerge, very striking, grown outdoors in zone 10, in greenhouses in colder areas, leaves, to 3', resemble banana leaves, evergreen, 6' x 18', plant forms substantial clumps, native to South Africa .