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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Strelitzia reginae

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

The Strelitzia is getting bigger. A new leaf on the way too #strelitzia #strelitzia-reginae #strelitziareginae #birdofparadise #houseplant #indoorplant

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lilybee

Love these - will it flower?

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks! It should do eventually but it’s quite young still. I know Julie’s got one that is flowering indoors, I think she keeps it in her conservatory? @juliesgarden (I think it was Julie 🤔)

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sieveheadsarah

My friend has one that she grew from a seed she collected on a holiday, it’s a huge plant now and flowers every year, she keeps it in her conservatory, I’ll see if I can find my post on here.

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richard.spicer.7906

How cool, growing from seed 😄 @sieveheadsarah

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davyc

I have one too that I got 25 years ago. It sits in a bay window but no flowers. I am starting to give up on it !

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ......... Hello Richard........ I think you have room on your windowsill for a Plumbago ! ! ! ........... Just saying !

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh... that’s a shame David ☹️ I’ve only just getting used to mine. I killed another one as I over watered it, but this one seems to be ok. Do they like to be pot bound perhaps like Agapanthus? @davyc

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richard.spicer.7906

😆😆🤣🤣 @johninbrighton I hear ya John! Not sure what the better half would say, I think he’s already not too happy about these ones being on that window sill 😆

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ......... Hello again Richard.............. I'm sure you can think of a way to persuade him ! ! ! ! ........ Ha ha ha ......... Don't give up .......Enjoy.

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richard.spicer.7906

I’ll keep trying! 😉 @johninbrighton

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davyc

I just had a look on the RHS site and looks like they seldom flower indoors in windows. They need humid conditions so I guess it’s too warm where I have it. Maybe one day a conservatory!! @richard.spicer.7906

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Morning 👋🏼 - one for @jeatacake and @valjones-hughes - here's my little Strelitzia. I got it in spring as a baby and growing it on. It's a slow grower but I've already had one new leaf this year #streliziareginae #birdofparadise

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tina

Morning Rich 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning @tina 👋🏼😀

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jeatacake

It's looking very healthy & strong. I'm sure you'll be well rewarded with a little patience 👍

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jan06

I was given one some time ago but it's still only about half that size. What are you feeding it?🌱🙂

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valjones-hughes

That's looking really well @richard.spicer.7906 Wonder how long it will take to flower?

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richard.spicer.7906

@jan06 - coincidently, I've not fed it anything special although it was only recently potted up. Will probably give it some feed now in the spring.

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richard.spicer.7906

I reckon probably at least a couple of years yet before I see any flowers @valjones-hughes

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mardel

Do these plants require high humidity??

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @mardel 😊👋🏼 - so far I’ve not felt it needed it, mines growing slowly but surely. However given it’s a tropical like plant I guess it might do better in a higher humidity environment if the temps were higher. I wouldn’t worry about it during the winter but maybe later in the summer 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

You could try misting it lightly perhaps? I did lose my first one as I overwatered a bit too much, so I’ve cut down on that now with my new one @mardel

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