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Strelitzia Reginae - bird of paradise

alanf

By Alanf

United Kingdom Gb

Hi.
I have planted 3 seeds of the above plant and I was wondering how long it normally is before I can expect to see some shoots etc.
There is no sign at present and they have been planted for about 2/3 weeks.
Hoping you can help .
Alan




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These are notoriously slow to germinate unless kept at about 25c...even then they may well take between 4 - 8 weeks...I have known some folk who gave up - and then found - many weeks later that they had suddenly appeared! Apparently you have a better chance if you soak the seed for 48 hours first and plant it in the spring. When they DO germinate - keep the seedlings in the shade - as the tender young leaves burn easily. So - don't despair!

6 Aug, 2009

 

HI ALANF.WE PLANTED SOME SEEDS AFTER SOAKING THEM A DAY.OURS TOOK TWO TO THREE WEEKS.DONT GIVE UP HOPE BUT THEY DO LIKE WARM CONDITIONS.OURS IS GROWING IN THE KITCHEN.ALSO THEY DONT LIKE LOTS OF WATER,ONLY WATER WHEN THEY ARE BONE DRY.HOPE THIS HELPS AND GOOD LUCK.

6 Aug, 2009

 

Hi, mine took about 5 weeks (nearly gave up!) one came up and then about 3 weeks later another - so be patient!!

6 Aug, 2009

 

I think its about 8 weeks in hot conditions. They take a while... don't give up!

9 Aug, 2009

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