Strelitzia is a type of plant that is at any time of the year remains green with leaves oval, oblong to 45 cm. The flowers resemble birds with tufted muzzle variegated color and elongated beak. Leaflets orange blossoms outside, inside dark blue. Flowers bloom in spring or summer, are 15 cm in height and bloom a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, they have no flavor, but contain a lot of nectar, which even follows from the flower. The natural habitat of birds pollinate small-nectaries, they sit down on a flower, touching his beak, boxes containing the pollen, the pollen from the collision pushed out.
In the natural environment, this plant is not very capricious, it is considered to be a pioneer among the plants as one of the first to fill the carved areas. It propagated by seed, division of the bush and the lateral shoots. If the plant is grown from seed, it will bloom only 5-6 years after germination. Transplanting a tree, separated by lateral shoots. The soil should be composed of two parts of turf, one – leaf, the same amount of humus and 0.5 parts sand. Young plants should be transplanted every year in new capacity, and she, in turn, is bound to be a few centimeters longer the same. My growing plants do not need to repot as often as young enough to do it every 2-3 years, adding superphosphate into the soil. During the summer, tree abundantly watered. In winter, be careful with that Strelitzia not suffer from severe changes in temperature and roots she had not chilled.