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Strelitzia juncea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Strelitzia juncea Rush Leaved Strelitzia, Narrow Leaved Bird of Paradise,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

Instead of the typical broad, tropical leaves of Stretizia reginae, Strelitzia juncea has upright cylindrical leaves without a leaf blade. S. juncea is slow growing and takes 3-4 years to flower. Flower heads of orange and blue are held below the highest leaf tips.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Scale

Cultural Notes: Water well during summer, keep drier in winter. Remove spent flower heads when necessary. If planting in a pot, to achieve the most amount of flowering stems, keep their roots to be crowded, don't repot too often.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Strelitziaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue, Orange
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High