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Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginae
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Add colour and theatre to your outdoor space with this robust, evergreen plant. The Bird of Paradise produces a clump of large leaves and masses of orange and blue blooms on long, sturdy stems. Choose a sunny position with well drained soil to mass plant a spectacular screen or low border. This plant will tolerate shade, although it will flower less. It will also tolerate light frost.

Size — 200mm
Colour — Orange
Growth Width — 1.2m
Growth Height — 2m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — Blue, Orange
Foliage Colour — Green
Flowering Period — Summer, Spring
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.

Watering needs

Water this plant until it is established. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Pruning Advice

Remove faded flowers and old foliage at the base of the plant with a pair of clean, sharp secateurs, annually.

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