Add colour and theatre to your outdoor space with this outstanding, clumping plant. The Mandela's Gold Bird of Paradise produces long, broad leaves and spectacular, bird like, golden yellow and blue flowers. Add a touch of the tropics to your garden with this plant or use it for decorative flower arrangements. Choose a well drained position with plenty of light that is protected from direct sun until it is established.
|Size — 140mm|
|Growth Width — 1.5m|
|Growth Height — 2m|
|Flower Colour — Blue, Yellow|
|Flowering Period — Summer, Spring|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
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.
Water this plant until it is established. Keep soil moist, especially in dry weather and avoid waterlogged soils.
Remove faded flowers and old foliage at the base of the plant with a pair of clean, sharp secateurs, annually.