One Orange Bird of Paradise 24'' Tall Indoor/Outdoor (Shipping Included)
STRELITZIA Reginae,Orange Bird of Paradise Plant 24"+ Tall
1 Quart Pot- Orange Bird of Paradise 24"+ Tall + Medium Soil & Fertilizer Package, Includes Shipping
Divine Terra Soil with Mycorrhizae, (8oz), Water-Soluble Fertilizer (2oz), Slow-Release Granular Fertilizer (2oz)
Watering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Botanical Pronunciation:strel-ITS-ia ree-JIN-ay-ee
Sunset climate zones:22 - 24
Average landscape size:Slow growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
Special features:Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Blooms:Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.
Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Jatropha (Jatropha)
Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise) - This evergreen perennial to 4 to 6 feet tall forms clumps to as wide of long bluish-green leaves that are held erect on 2 to 4 foot long petioles. From late fall through late spring appear orange and blue flowers that rise from reed-like, grayish leaf stalks that can reach up to 6 ft. tall. These stalks bear flowers of a most interesting floral structure with hard, beak-like green sheath-like bracts (technically a spathe) held singly at a right angle at the tip of the stalks. From this spathe, which can be 6 to 8 inches long and tinged on the upper surface with a pale pink color, emerge the flowers, one at a time, to display 3 brilliantly orange colored sepals and 3 blue petals, two of which are fused into a long arrow like structure and the third cupped downward as a nectary. Individual flowers last about a week and the spathe holds 5 to 7 flowers and so are showy over a prolonged flowering period. Plant in full sun or part shade in a well-draining soil and water occasionally to infrequently - though tropical looking, this plant, once established, is quite tolerant of extended periods without irrigation. It is hardy for short duration freezes down to 24° F but flowers and buds may be damaged by freezing temperatures. Strelitzia reginae plants form a sturdy clump with attractive large glaucus leaves, resembling a small banana, making it a great plant in the garden when even not in flower and it is a dramatic sight when in flower. The flowers are also great for cut flower use, lasting up to 2 weeks in the vase. The common name Bird of Paradise is a reference to the flowers resembling tropical birds with its orange, blue and white flowers looking like a bird's stiff tail feathers. Though this common name is typically used here in the US and in England, in South Africa it is commonly known as Crane Flower.
Divine Terra Soil with Mycorrhizae is a solution for gardeners seeking to benefit from both the nutrient retention ability of vermiculite and a perlite content providing limited but proper drainage capacities. Combined with high-quality fibrous peat moss, this formulation is ideal for gardeners looking for a general-purpose medium that creates a well-balanced growing environment.
- Improves fertilizer uptake; reduces fertilizer costs
- Increases the resistance of the plant to stresses; reduces maintenance costs
- Optimizes results without changing growing practices
- Increased root mass, flower production, plant size, yield
- Improved water uptake and increased drought resistance
Water Solubile Fertilizer: 20-20-20-Multi-Purpose is a professional is plant food that is a premium grade, water soluble fertilizer. It can be used as s foliar spray, soil drench, in continuous feed soil less applications or injector ratio feeders. It is fortified with essential micronutrients to ensure healthy crops and increased yields.
Slow-Release Granular Fertilizer Designed for use in problem soil like adobe, or soils high in salts or boron. Helps to break-up and aerify soils.All-purpose fertilizer and soil conditioner. Contains: 5-3-2 NPK, 70% Humus, 15% Humic Acids, Micronutrients, beneficial Soil Bacteria and Soil Penetrant. Uses: General feeding of trees/shrubs/lawns, etc. Great for soil preparation and backfill mixes. Also used in vegetable gardens, container plants, fruit trees and citrus trees.