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Our Plant Care: Strelitzia Reginae

Updated: Jun 17, 2021


Temperature

The Bird of Paradise requires moderate temperatures year-round. They can tolerate temperatures as low as 13 ºC, but prefer to remain in the 21-32 ºC range. Above 21 ºC, care instructions do change slightly.


Light

This plant demands bright, yet indirect, sunlight year-round. Too much sunlight will injure the flowers. Above 21 ºC, this plant should be relocated to a partial shade environment in order to avoid sunburn on the flowers.


Watering

During the summer months, the soil should be kept moist through regular watering. Throughout the fall and winter, permit the soil to almost dry out before watering. Never permit water to stand in the saucer underneath the plant.


Food

Feed this plant with balanced fertiliser; FabGardenMama - Worm Juice Fertiliser, every two weeks throughout the spring and summer. During the fall and winter months fertilisation to once every month.


Humidity

This plant prefers normal air humidity inside the home. During the winter months, you can mist the leaves of the plants to simulate rainfall, which will also improve humidity during the months that artificial heating is used.


Re-potting

Check the roots of this plant in late winter. If the roots appear to be cramped in the current container, have someone assist you in moving it to a size larger pot. Be careful not to injure the spathe during the transplant process. Also, re-pot young plants which are growing early spring.


Once flowering begins in early spring, each plant will produce up to six flowers in succession, with each flower being long-lived. Blooming can be almost continuous from early spring into early fall, provided the plant is cared for. This plant requires little encouragement to bloom, happy with enough light and water for its needs.


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