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Availability date: 03/14/2019
Strelitzia (Strelitzia reginae) with their orange-blue, long lasting flowers that remind of a colourful bird’s head are indeed paradiesiac. However, it is not only the flowers that make these robust and durable plants a precious companion for a summery terrace and balcony, living rooms or greenhouse. Also, their banana-like leaves create a tropical atmosphere. They are firm, dark green to blue green and determine the overall height of a Strelitzia: the plant will not grow higher than the longest leaf (0,8-1,5 m). With advanced age, however, they grow more and more shoots, each producing 2-3 flowers. Not the height of a Strelitzia therefore indicates its age but the size of its pot and therefore the number of shoots. The blossom time is very much influenced by the conditions in the winter quarter. In constantly warm and bright places in living rooms or greenhouse the flowers will already appear during the winter months. In a dark and cool winter quarter like in a staircase, sporadically heated bureau or bright loft the flowers will open with the beginning of spring and in summer, even if one can see the first developing flowers already in November. Strelitzia are distinctly low-maintenance exotic plants free of insect pests but it is important rather to care less than too much! Too much water will damage the roots, too little water does not harm them. An overdose of fertilizer will cause many new leaves to grow but less flowers. If a Strelitzia does not bloom even after many years this is because it is a seedling which needs at least 6-7 years before it shows the first flowers. In garden centres seedlings are often sold for low price but you pay for it with with a long wait. Our plants instead are propagated by splitting and will bloom in any size when you get them.
Quality: exotic & orange-blue & long lasting flowers; banana-like foliage in tropical look; robust and easy to care; growing small
Verwendung: in pots from April/ May outside in wind protected places on balcony, terrace and in the garden; all year in a greenhouse or bright living room; in a bureau
|Height||1 - 1,5 m|
|Flowering period||constantly blooming|
|Color of flowers||orange|
|winter temperature||10 (±10)°C|
|Minimum temperature||0 °C|
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