The flowers of Strelitzia augusta have the characteristic shape of birds of paradise flowers but white with purple bracts, almost black. Fast growing, this plant will unfold its beautiful foliage reminiscent of banana.
Strelitzia augusta - bird of paradise bundled sale
Grouped sale "end of March 29, 2019". Before any question read the tab above CONDITION SALE GROUPED!
Description of Strelitzia augusta - bird of paradise
Origin: South Africa
Color Foliage: Green
Color: white-purple flowers
Planting: In a greenhouse.
Height: up to 9 m
Name: Strelitzia Augusta, Strelitzia Alba, bird of paradise
If we had to compare it, it looks like it looks a lot like a banana tree. It is indeed a 'monocotyledon' which ends up forming stipes by accumulation of sheaths of its leaves, over time & its development. The plant, native to South Africa, found under Mediterranean climate temperatures & sunshine that fit him well.
As far as cold resistance is concerned, and to be sincere, I must admit that the family ofStrelitziais unfortunately somewhat frosty. To be more precise, as soon as the thermometer goes below zero degrees the leaves begin to deteriorate. It's when temperatures continue toAs the risk increases, gels of -5 to -7 ° C are mostly fatal.
Soil and exposure of Strelitzia augusta - bird of paradise
As for culture and planting, you will take care to reserve for your 'exotic' a rich soil (which is well amended), deep and properly hydrated. Also before planting it I advise you to make a beautiful pit, as wide as deep and not skimp on horticultural compost and other organic compost to mix with your garden soil.
The full sun suits him but I prefer him, in the South, a half-shaded exposure: the plant is much greener & bloomed under these conditions.
Strong point of Strelitzia augusta - bird of paradise
to see it is to want it
Can go up to 9 meters!
very pretty inflorescence
Temperature of Strelitzia augusta - bird of paradise
-2 ° C
Condition:The resistance temperature is suitable for a Palm tree planted in the ground for at least 3 years. It is advisable to always mulch on the ground in the cold regions.
What are the benefits of this bundling of exotic plants
This is the 8th year that we organize this sale, we know the nursery that provides us.
A Palm grows when the soil temperature reaches 15 ° C; by receiving them mid-April, it is the ideal period to plant it in the ground and especially that it settles at best to prepare the winter "especially in the cold regions".
If you wish, you can download the phytosanitary of the group sale of 2017 concerning the nursery in the Rubric "Download" above.
The plants are dug up around 2 months before the sale, in decorations pots pretty ceintrés, the rooting is average, however the recovery rate is more than 90% which is quite in the standards, this rate of recovery is measured at home in Alsace '' cold region, for more than 6 years.
The plants from this sale have not grown in greenhouses, the benefits are more numerous:
The fins are more epfronds of a frank green, those resulting from intensive greenhouse cultivation, are slender and pale green.
The stipe is very thick unlike the "Trachycarpus from Italy".