Good afternoon, sunday
I've got a packet of Sutton's Strelitzia Reginae. Read up on the INTERNET
before attempting to grow them.
What promoted this writer to run a search on these Bird of Paradise items,
was the profound shock of examining the seven 'seeds' -at first I thought
these creatures where already growing - however I now realise the tuffs
are part of the seed.
The advice is cut this off and soak the seeds in 'ethrel' - this compound
appears to be a commercial product available no doubt in large (expensive)
amounts. The suggestion is just use 6.5 mls. Sounds pretty lethal stuff.
In my shed I have rooting compounds, friendly funghi (mycorrhizal) for giving plants a kick up the rear -works a treat with bulbs & nunerous other plants besides roses, plus the usual fertilizers.
The forecast is a long, long germination so I want the best possible chance
of success also the seeds were expensive I must have been mad.
On plant Strelitzia reginae
- 9 May, 2010
£13.50 at Burncoose