Orange Birds of Paradise, Strelitzia Reginae Augusta

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Known as the great orange flowering Bird of Paradise. The leaves alone are large and exotic looking, but when in flower it opens wide like a Crane. Ultimate height 16 foot! 

Best space & place

Happiest situated in indirect bright light. It is happy in most rooms, with a minimum temperature of 10°C. It can be acclimatised to live in direct sun, but leaves will scorch while it adjusts. 

When to water & feed

In the summer months Strelitzia require their soil to remain moist to keep the leaves looking good. Just make sure the soil drains well and they don't sit in water. Feeding is beneficial.

Need to know

Strelitzia need humidity to thrive, it is important to increase humidity by misting, and introducing fresh airflow, especially when temperatures hit 20 degrees, ventilating the home. 

Height: 70cm  
Width: 40cm
Potsize: ø20cm
    No flower buds
    Height: 100cm Width: 60cm
    Potsize:  ø30cm
    No flower buds
    Height: 130cm
    Width: 60cm
    Potsize: ø34cm / H32cm
      No flower buds
      Height: 160cm Width: 75cm
      Potsize: ø40cm / H36cm
      With flower buds


      Decorative pot not included, available to buy here. The plant will be delivered in a plastic nursery pot.
      For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
      For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
      Here are recommended sizes - 

      Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
      2 Litre

      ⌀17cm H13cm

      19cm

      4 Litre

      ⌀20cm H16.5cm

      22cm

      7 Litre

      ⌀25cm H20cm

      27cm

      10 Litre

      ⌀28cm H22.5cm 

      30cm

      15 Litre

      ⌀33cm H30cm

      35cm

      20 Litre

      ⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

      38cm

       

      For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

      We also offer a potting service

      Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.