Cylindrical Orange Bird of Paradise

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Scientific Name: Strelitzia Juncea

Common Names: Cylindrical Orange Bird of Paradise, Leafless Bird of Paradise

Overview: This extremely rare South African cultivar, the Strelitzia Juncea is known as the leafless Orange Bird of Paradise or Crane flower because of its very small leaves and cylindrical shape. When flowering it produces lots of the famed tropical orange and blue bird-shaped flowers which really stand out against the silvery stems.

Its architectural, upright, arrow-shaped foliage is perfect for contemporary or minimalist styles. This versatile plant is right at home in your yard or on your patio, but its low maintenance needs and max size of only about 4 feet makes it perfect in your house too.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

The cylindrical orange bird of paradise is a popular plant because of its hardiness and beautiful flowers. This plant as it is drought tolerant, frost resistant, wind tolerant and salt tolerant. So windy balconies are no problem.

Caring for your Bird of Paradise

If you wish to see your plant grow well in your home or office, it is important to ensure proper care. You should keep certain guidelines in mind when taking care of your Bird of Paradise plant.

Light

The Bird of Paradise plant prefers bright, indirect light. Hence, give your plant plenty of sunlight, but make sure it doesn’t stay directly under the sun. It can certainly adapt to medium light, but your plant’s growth may slow down.

If you’ve kept your plant indoors, make sure you place it near a south or north-facing window. Remember that direct sunlight can risk burning the leaves.

Soil

For your Bird of Paradise plant, use a potting mix that drains well. You can increase soil aeration by adding ingredients like perlite or lava rocks.

Water

Birds of Paradise enjoy moist but not soggy soil. To avoid wet soil issues, practice the soak and dry method.

Allow the soil to dry out between watering slightly. Don’t let the soil dry out completely but avoid overwatering your plant. You can water when the soil is dry, about 1 to 2 inches deep. You can do this every 1 to 2 weeks. Remember that your plant will expect more regular waterings in a brighter light than in low light conditions. Pro tip: avoid using tap water. Instead, use room temperature rainwater, filtered water, or distilled water for your plants.

Fertilizer

You can fertilize your plant for it to grow bigger during spring and summer healthily. Use an all-purpose liquid fertilizer and dilute it in water to half of its strength.

Do not fertilize during autumn or winter seasons as excessive food can cause salt build-up in the soil, resulting in leaf burn.

Pests and Diseases

The Bird of Paradise is an easy-going plant that generally remains disease and pest-free. But even so, it can fall victim to scales and spider mites. If pests appear on your plant, be quick to treat them. Spray your plant weekly with natural pesticides like neem oil.

Root rot is the most common disease in these plants. It generally crops up when the roots are allowed to soak in water for too long. You can easily avoid it by letting the soil dry between watering sessions.

Pruning

You can trim your Bird of Paradise at any time, but if you are looking to seriously prune it, wait until early springtime. Pruning a tall bird of paradise plant is a serious affair.

Never use hedge trimmers to prune your plant, as it will leave the leaves ragged and make rough cuts. Instead, consider using loppers, hand pruners, or a pruning saw.

  • Take all stems and leaves back above the ground
  • Clean up old vegetation that has fallen around the plant
  • Remove dead flowers

If your plant is too dense, consider thinning the leaves to allow air and light near the center of the plant. This decreases the risk of fungal diseases and encourages flowering. While thinning the plant, you can remove any new growth at the base of the plant, along with a few stems and leaves. Remember not to remove more than one-third of the plant.

Propagating

You can easily propagate a Bird of Paradise plant by division. You can do this every spring by cutting a piece of rhizome with a knife. Make sure you use a clean and sharp one. Use rooting hormone on the open cuts. It is best to spray or sprinkle it instead of dipping. After you’ve made the divisions, fill a pot with high-quality potting mix and place one division in it. Do not water it for a few days so as to let the cuts heal. You can start fertilizing your plant the next spring.

Potting/Repotting

Your pot for a bird of paradise plant needs to have a drainage hole. You can, however, use the regular potting mix for houseplants. Remember to check it for good drainage before planting your bird of paradise.

The plant grows typically, so you will need to repot your plant every two years. You should do this in springtime. Get a container two inches wider than the current pot. Place stones over the drainage hole. Prepare the new pot by spreading a layer of potting mix over the base. Now, you can place the plant in the new pot. Make sure to be careful as you can damage the plant roots while doing this. Fill in any gaps around the plant with potting mix and then water it.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height

3 ft – 6 ft

Spacing

2 ft – 3 ft

2 reviews for Cylindrical Orange Bird of Paradise

  1. Gina W. (verified owner)

    All leaves have brown tips on them. I assume others will grow that don’t have them.

  2. Ramón Gabriel Tejera Diaz (verified owner)

    Hola.la planta llego rápido despues del envío .se le dañaron dos hojas pero es normal que esto suceda .esta en buenas condiciones .gracias a esta tienda .creo que son muy dedicados en lo que hacen gracias

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