This plant is famous for its round palm-like leaves and flowers that look like tropical birds, therefore, the nickname - ‘Bird of Paradise’ plant. Native to Africa, strelitzia can grow up to 1,3 m tall and spread up to 2-3 m wide when mature.
Strelitzia Reginae is a plant with large and gorgeous foliage that will look majestic indoors in a pot. It needs a little bit of extra care if you want the plant to bloom. Flowers usually appear between April and November, but may not appear until the plant is 4 to 5 years old.
- Keep the plant in a sunny, brightly lit spot.
- Water when the surface of the soil feels dry.
- Be careful not to over-water, and reduce watering during the cooler months.
- When soil is completely dry, water enough to saturate the soil then not until it is completely dried out. Using a Sustee Moisture Meter stick helps to figure out how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t under or overwater.
- Use a high-quality potting mix to fill your pot and choose a pot with holes for drainage.
- Give the plant a feed once a fortnight during spring and summer, but don’t feed it during winter.
- Usually requires re-potting every 3 years.
- Toxic to pets.
Height of the plant - 45 cm. Diameter of the pot - 13 cm. Sustee size M.
The height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
The diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of the pot.