Bird of paradise or strelitzia reginae produces thick leathery leaves and colorful flowers that resemble the shape of a birds head. Hardy down to 24 degrees Fahrenheit freeze damage in the lower desert and especially in the Phoenix area is not a big concern.
Re-pot in spring Height and spread.
Bird Of Paradise Flower Growing Conditions. The plant is native to South Africa and requires a steady climate between 50-72 degrees Fahrenheit 10-20 degrees Celsius to thrive. When the clump has five or more stalks dig it up in the spring and separate the root into one-stalk sections. Bird of paradise is a striking and beautiful plant that doesnt require much.
If your plant is inside make sure its near a window in direct sunlight. Minimum temperature ranges in degrees C are shown in brackets. Caring For Outdoor Bird Of Paradise Plants The waxy gray-green leaves get some 18 inches long and resemble banana leaves.
Conservatory greenhouse herbaceous perennial Flowering time. Birds of paradise require sunny conditions to bloom. A 5- to 6-foot plant usually thrives in a 14-inch pot.
Bird of paradise is a rapidly-growing plant that needs to reach a certain size before it will bloom. Good soil choices include sand clay loam acidic and slightly alkaline soil. A mature clump can be 5 feet 15 m tall and wide.
Bird Of Paradise Growing Conditions. A healthy mature plant can produce up to 36 flower spikes each year. 1-15m3¼ft-5ft by 50cm-1m 20in-3¼ft Aspect.
A warm and sheltered aspect is best especially in cooler regions. A bird of paradise that is 3 to 4 feet tall grows well in a 10-inch pot. Keep in mind that mature bird of paradise plants tend to bloom better if they are slightly root bound so allowing it to stay in the same container for a couple of years can help it to flower.
Winter hardy in Zones 10 to 12 bird of paradise adapts readily to containers. Its an evergreen variety and is a tropical plant. Bird of paradise Botanical name.
Bright light well-drained soil and adequate water through the growing season. The Bird of Paradise is considered the queen of the indoor plant world. What is a Bird of Paradise.
Read on to learn how to take care of birds of paradise in the garden. Find the sunniest location on your property and place the plant there. The waxy gray-green leaves get some 18 inches 455 cm long and resemble banana leaves.
Bird of paradise is easy to grow indoors in a pot provided you expose it to adequate sunlight and keep the soil consistently moist. How to plant and grow bird of paradise Bird of paradise likes full sun but its not unusual to see them performing well in shadier spots. This large upright plant adds a rich tropical flair to your space as its glossy banana-shaped leaves fan out.
In So Cal this plant with its bright bold recognizable flowers is ubiquitous. These plants became such emblems of southern California that in 1952 they were named the official flower of the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Fletcher Bowron. Bird of paradise is a clump-forming evergreen plant.
In colder regions many gardeners tuck it into a pot they can shift outdoors during the summer. To replace the topsoil gently remove the top two inches with a hand trowel and add two inches of fresh potting mix. Bird of paradise is happy in most free-draining soils but it prefers quality soil.
Bird of paradise plants were introduced into California in 1853 by Colonel Warren editor of the California Farmer magazine and were available for sale in Montecito a wealthy enclave of Santa Barbara in the 1870s. Its found growing alongside sidewalks the streets by the sea poolside. Growing Conditions for Bird of Paradise.
Bird of paradise Strelitzia reginae craves heat growing best in temperatures over 50 F. In shadier spots flower will be fewer but larger. Make sure it is well-drained.
If the plant is in a pot its easy to move around your property as the sun shifts throughout the day. Spring and winter Planting time. The best position for flowering is in full sun.
H1a – Under glass all year 15C H1b – Can be grown outside in the summer 10 – 15 H1c – Can be grown outside in the summer 5 – 10 H2 – Tolerant of low temperatures but not surviving being frozen 1 to 5. Bird of Paradise is native to Africa strelitzia can grow up to 13 metres tall and spread up to two to three metres wide when aged and has similar foliage to that of banana leaves. How to Take Care of Birds of Paradise Outside.
It is relatively hardy and adapts to a wide spectrum of light conditions from direct sun to low indirect light but will flourish in a sunny spot. Tropical bird of paradise plants take both the lower desert heat and sun well but will look more attractive if kept in Eastern or Northern exposure. Strelitzia reginae also known as crane flower is native to South Africa and derives its name from the unusual flowers which resemble brightly colored birds in flight.
The plant needs warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine to produce the characteristic blooms. Once it reaches maturity you will want it to be pot-bound so it will bloom. Regardless ideal bird of paradise growing conditions both indoors and out remain the same.
Bird of paradise grows 4 to 6 tall and wide. If you repot it you will disrupt the bloom cycle. All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated.
Repot it every spring into a somewhat larger pot.