Bird of Paradise Seeds - Strelitzia Reginae Flower Seed

Bird of Paradise Flower Seeds

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 9 - 11

Height: 24 - 48 inches

Bloom Season: Fall through spring

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: Yes

Latin Name: Strelitzia Reginae

Planting Directions

Temperature: 85F

Average Germ Time: 42 - 63 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1 inch

Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 24 inches

Care & Maintenance: Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae) - These Strelitzia Reginae seeds produce a very unusual yet prized flower. This seed grows into a long-lasting 4 foot plant, and the Bird of Paradise flower is similar in appearance to a bird's head. The center bloom stalk is 3 feet long and the multicolored bloom is 6 - 8 inches in length.

Exotic blooms

Has beautiful, exotic blooms that are useful for specimen planting and give a tropical look to any patio. Colors include orange, copper, blue and red.

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Flower seed | bird of paradise

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.

  • 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
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Flower Specifications

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.

  • Height: 24 - 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 11
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes