BIRD OF PARADISE Strelitzia reginae
Gorgeous red, orange, blue and yellow flowers on plants with gigantic banana-like leaves! Plants are perennial in tropical climates, and also make impressive conservatory plants, or houseplant when given a large space.
Type: Half-hardy perennial
Height: 1-3 meters
Hardiness zones: 9-11
Seed size: Large and unique! Seeds are black/brown, oval, shiny, and have amazingly cute tufts of 'hair'! Sees from the White Bird Of Paradise can be identified from the regular (blue/red/orange) Bird Of Paradise as these seeds are larger, and are elongated. Check out the images!
Seeds per pack: 5 large seeds
Germination: Scratch each seed with sand-paper, or on a rough stone or brick, then soak in a warm location for 24 hours. Plant seeds just barely below the surface of the soil, and place the container in a sunny window. Germination can be slow, taking several weeks. Be sure to keep the soil moist during the germination period.