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Bird of Paradise Flower

Strelitzia reginae

Half-hardy Perennial

Admired for their exotic blooms, resembling birds with bright plumage, which make vibrant, long lasting cut flowers. The stately blue green, deeply ribbed foliage makes an attractive foil for their magnificent flowers. Exquisite specimens for the greenhouse and conservatory, or for a bright windowsill indoors. Move them outside during summer for a striking talking point on the patio! Height: 2m (78") Spread: 1m (39") Pot grown plant supplied.

Ideal For:
conservatory, cut flower garden, exotic garden, greenhouse, patio, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
February, March, April, May
sun or semi shade
    • 1 bird of paradise plant in 9cm pot

    • Despatch: by end of August 2017
    • £14.99
    • 2 bird of paradise plants in 9cm pots

    • SAVE*£5  
    • Despatch: by end of August 2017
    • £29.98 £24.98
Grow Bird of Paradise plants indoors, in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in frost free conditions in bright light, with shelter from hot sun and strong winds.
Stand containers of Bird of Paradise plants outside in a bright position from May to September. Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Move plants indoors between October and April to a bright, frost free position away from cold draughts and radiators. Water sparingly in winter but do not let the plant dry out completely. Repot into progressively larger containers as the plant increases in size.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Wrong Size Pot

    By Lynda Holloway 16-03-2017

    Plant not in a 13 cm pot which is what I ordered. In the planting instruction that comes with all plant orders Van Meuwen advises not to fill the soil to the brim of the pot. However, the Bird of Paradise plant I received not only had the soil up to the brim of the pot but was banked higher at the stem of the plant.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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