Bird of Paradise Flower Seeds, Tropical Caribbean Shrub
Beautiful, exotic blooms that are useful for specimen planting and give a tropical look to any patio. Colors include orange, copper, blue and red.
- Height: 24 - 48 inches
- USDA Zones: 9 - 11
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes
The Bird of Paradise plant likes temperatures above 50 degrees F, so in most places it is better to grow it in a pot and keep the plant indoors during the winter and move outside in the summer. Move the pot outdoors slowly for brief periods of time each day, and let the Bird of Paradise acclimate or the plant can get sunburned.
- Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 42 - 63 days
- Provide full light with shade from hot sun
- Blooms fall through spring
- Depth: 1 inch
How to grow
How To Grow Bird of Paradise From Seed: Bird of Paradise flower seeds are slow to germinate, taking up to 8 or more weeks to germinate, and it will take 4 - 7 years for the plant to start blooming.
When planting, soak the hard Strelitzia Reginae flower seeds for 24 - 48 hours and remove the orange tuft of hairs. Plant the flower seeds an inch deep in moist potting soil. Plants bloom best when pot-bound. If you need to re-pot a plant it might take a couple of years or more for the plant to start blooming again.
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