Strelitzia reginae

  • Strelitzia reginae
  • Strelitzia reginae
rating 5
(4.5 / 2 Reviews)
per 10 seeds

Common name

Bird of paradise flower


South Africa

Minimum temperature

5 degC


A beautiful species to grow on the terrace, with overwhelmingly elegant orange flowers that can appear after a few years. The plant grows well in a tub, and reaches a height of about 1,5 meters. The plant doesn’t like too much water or wet feet, prefers a tight pot and can be hibernated at a minimum temperature of 5 degC. The leaves of the bird of paradise flower resemble banana leaves, but are less fragile.

Sowing description:

Remove the orange fluff from the seeds to prevent fungal growth. Soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in lukewarm water and sow the seeds in sowing mix. Keep the soil constantly moist, cover with plastic foil/glass, and let the seeds germinate at a temperature of 25 degC. Germination may take a few weeks or months.

Sowing time:

Whole year

Level of difficulty:


Expected processing time: 2 days
Reviews (2)
rating 5 (4.5 / 2 Reviews)

Christiaan (23-02-2019) rating 4 Inmiddels 6 van de 10 zaden uitgekomen na ca 8 weken. De plantjes zien er goed uit. Erg leuk om te doen!

Lisa (18-06-2018) rating 5 Alle zaden zijn uitgekomen binnen ongeveer 3 a 4 weken. Groeien goed en stevig. Tip: in een klein potje beginnen en daarna blijven overpotten anders krijgt hij meteen een hele grote pen wortel.

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