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Always there Bird of Paradise.


By Stan510

Always there Bird of Paradise. (Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise))

To lighten up a gloomy winter.

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I just love these Stan..I have one plant in the day I'll get a flower!

15 Jan, 2017


Outside Stan. I have one in my conservatory in a big tub, flowers most years.

15 Jan, 2017


I have two in pots in my conservatory, but they can be temperamental and don't flower every year... :o(

15 Jan, 2017


Looking good Stan. I've got plenty of leaves but nothing else. I followed advice on here at the beginning of 2016 and had it in light in a greenhouse from spring to late October 16 but still nothing doing.

15 Jan, 2017


They love sunlight. If you have to have blooms in winter,then you need metal halide lighting on them. It might be worth it..a plant grown under 1,000 watts in a large pot in bloom could be that rewarding.
Now,here,I can see them in bloom before mine on the plants used as street dividers...dawn to dusk sun and hot asphalt. I think they bloom 90% of the year that way. Mine go in flushes all year.
There is an all yellow version that might be a great sight to have lining a driveway...

15 Jan, 2017



It looks very good! It's loving the rain!

My big plant in the front yard is flowering, too. I estimate the plant to be around 50 years old.

16 Jan, 2017


Once you have them,you keep them forever!

16 Jan, 2017


Yes, they're extremely long-lived plants.

I think my neighbor's huge bird-of-paradise is much older.

16 Jan, 2017


I notice..when a house is sold? Just about every tree or shrub gets taken out eventually by the new owners,except BOP. Like it would be sacrilegious to hurt them. Beloved by Californians plants.

17 Jan, 2017


Yes, it's a beloved plant. It's grown here by the millions. :))

18 Jan, 2017


Very eye-catching !

20 Jan, 2017


It came to that another plant always treasured? Howea palms.
Nobody cuts one down. In fact,people feel lucky to buy a home with thriving Howeas.

20 Jan, 2017



Yes, most of the time. I have seen a few Howeas cut down here in San Diego. :>(( They were large old trees, also.

21 Jan, 2017

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