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UPC: 242098522327

Plant Name: Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Alternate Names: Crane Flower
Native Region: Indigenous to South Africa

Toxicity to Pets: Mildly toxic if ingested, may cause gastrointestinal discomfort. Keep out of reach of pets.

Soil Preference: Well-draining soil with good aeration. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil is suitable.

Water Requirements: Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, typically once a week. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months.

Humidity Requirements: Adaptable to various humidity levels but prefers moderate to high humidity. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, especially in drier climates like Stony Plain, Alberta.

Light Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Place the plant near a south or west-facing window where it can receive plenty of indirect sunlight. Protect from direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Additional Tips: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Prune dead or damaged leaves regularly to maintain plant health and appearance.

Pro Tip: Bird of Paradise is a slow-growing plant and may not bloom for several years. Be patient and provide optimal growing conditions for the best chance of flowering.

Fun Fact: The name "Bird of Paradise" comes from the resemblance of the flower to the plumage of exotic birds found in the tropical forests of its native habitat.

Symbolism or Meaning: Bird of Paradise symbolizes freedom, beauty, and paradise, evoking the lush tropical landscapes where it originates. It's often associated with joy and celebration.

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