NARROW LEAVED BIRD OF PARADISE Strelitzia juncea
NARROW LEAVED BIRD OF PARADISE
Strelitzia juncea, the rush-leaved strelitzia or narrow-leaved bird of paradise, is a drought resistant and is thought to be one of the most frost resistant of the genus Strelitzia.
Gorgeous red, orange, blue and yellow flowers! Plants are perennial in tropical climates, and also make impressive conservatory plants, or houseplant when given a large space.
Type: Half-hardy perennial
Height: 4-6 ft. ( 1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness zones: 9-12
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: 3
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.