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Bird of Paradise Plant (Red/Black)


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Botanical name Strelitzia reginae / Strelitzia nicolai
Common name Bird of Paradise
Family Strelitziaceae
About The plant grows to 2 m tall, with large, strong leaves 25–70 cm long and 10–30 cm broad, produced on petioles. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe, emerges perpendicular from the stem, and looks like birds head & beak.
Category Flowering – Perennial.
Plant type Outdoor herbaceous.
Origin Native to to South Africa.
Potting medium When grown as potted plant, use well drained, aerated, loamy, organic matter enriched potting medium GrowpoT–H. Sterilised to reduce the risk of fungal infection & root rot. pH value 5.5 – 6.0
Light Grow well in bright light but not direct summer sun. Keep the plant near an east facing window or at balcony to receive morning sun or indirect sunlight. In case placing in balcony protection to be taken against hot wave.
Irrigation Irrigate the plant adequately in spring & summer, but don’t over water. In winter Let the medium moist through the year. Yellowing of leave from edge to centre is indication of over watering & crunchy brown leaves indicate under irrigation.

For tap water, preserve the water 24 hrs to minimise the presence of salts, chlorine, fluoride etc.

Fertigation Particulars Dose Schedule Mode
Summer winter
GROWMUSS 10-15 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Neem Bahar 10-15 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Micro nutrient Lifeline 3 ml / litre 15 Days 30 Days Foliar spray
Growmin Maximum 2 gm / litre Alternative
Pest control Growneem 3 ml / litre 15 Days 15 Days Foliar spray
Toxicity Toxic to pets.
Toxic chemical GI irritants
Symptom Mild nausea, vomiting, drowsiness; caused mainly by fruit and seeds
Note Should not be confused with Caesalpinia or Poinciana gilliesii, which is also known as Bird of Paradise and is more toxic.


Standard Pot – Plastic pot (Click here to see)
· Pot size – 4 inch to 6 inch

· Plant Size – 6 inch to 24 inch (The size may vary based on the availability of the plant/s)

Potting Medium – Coco-peat/ Soil (as and where applicable).

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Birds of Paradise – Red, Birds of Paradise – Black


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