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Bird of Paradise Flower - Strelitzia reginae

Bird of paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Plants of Home and Garden

Remove orange tuft from seed and soak 12-48 hours; change water daily if more than 24 hours. Sow in moist sand, 75F/24C, keeping eye exposed, check weekly for germination; note that root may develop first. Pot up at first sign of growth. Germination often delayed. Good light, protect from scorching sun, water regularly, grow in good well-draining soil

Divide rhizomatous clump after flowering or in spring, relatively infrequently, providing a good-sized pot to grow into. Zone 9-10

Bird-of-paradise plant (Caesalpinia gilliesii)
Dwarf red poinciana, peacock flower, Barbados pride, pride of Barbados, Mexican bird of paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
Paradise palm, kentia palm (Howea fosteriana, Kentia fosteriana)

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