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By Meanie


Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise))

Close up of what are actually the petals (they are fused together) on a BoP flower.



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now its like the birds tongue in an open beak! quite amazing

31 Jan, 2013

 

Beautiful.....

31 Jan, 2013

 

Gorgeous Meanie!

31 Jan, 2013

 

Aren't they amazing Meanie......

31 Jan, 2013

 

Thanks all - they are fascinating close up!

31 Jan, 2013

 

wonderful... O)

1 Feb, 2013

 

Great close up!

Do you ever get double or triple flowers out of one stalk?
My plant does, it's actually a very common sight here.

1 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks Hollyeves!

Delonix - as in opposing spathes? No, not yet..........

1 Feb, 2013

 

No, like this:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/223958-strelitzia-reginae-bird-of-paradise-double-flower

2 Feb, 2013

 

That's what I meant.................

2 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

A Fabulous close up photo Meanie !

2 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you!

2 Feb, 2013

 

Fantastic Meanie!

Mine is very slow this year; it looks like it will flower sometime next month. AND, it has only one flower stalk whereas it had three last year. In addition, the flower stalk is drooping badly (but I didn't put any kind of support for it). Not so good. I didn't feed it much last year except for nettle juice I made only once, maybe that's why? Do you feed yours often?

30 Apr, 2013

 

"Do you feed yours often?"

Rarely!
Isn't yours outdoors? Or am I mistaken...............

30 Apr, 2013

 

Mine overwintered indoors, now outdoors in the ground.

You rarely feed yours. Mmmnnnn. Perhaps I give my plant too much stress, planting out and potting up every year.

30 Apr, 2013

 

"Perhaps I give my plant too much stress, planting out and potting up every year."

I think that you've just hit the nail on the head!

30 Apr, 2013

 

Ugh.. You think so.. Thank you very much for your opinion! I'll have to change the routine and keep it in pot all through the year. Thanks again, Meanie!

1 May, 2013

 

I'm no expert, but they can miss a season when repotted.

1 May, 2013

 

Really? I thought mine would be happier in the ground even only spring & summer but I was wrong! Thanks again for your advice :>)

2 May, 2013



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