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Bird of Paradise Flower

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by BrysonK on September 23, 2005 03:41 AM
This is my first Bird of Paradise bloom, so i'd thought i'd share it with you.

Heres a picture of it last nite:


and then this morning :


Hope you enjoy these pictures, im excited to see if it blooms anymore? Or how long it will last? [Smile]


by Gardencrazy on September 24, 2005 01:49 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!! [thumb] How old is this plant?? I have had mine for 3 years now and keep hoping one day it will bloom.

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by Jiffymouse on September 25, 2005 12:35 AM
just wanted you to know i editied the pics so they would fit on the page and load up right for those of us with dialup.

great pics [thumb]
by BrysonK on September 25, 2005 09:25 AM
Sorry for the size.. here are the new flowers now, i'll link them for the 56k impaired [Wink]
by Jiffymouse on September 25, 2005 11:46 AM
those are beautiful. we don't mind them being in the post, we just have to make sure they will fit! so, here they are...


by Safari Barbie on September 25, 2005 09:02 PM
My two are maybe 10" tall, so it'll be a while until I see results like that!

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by Jiffymouse on September 26, 2005 01:02 AM
bryson, after looking at those pics (maybe a dozen times, they are gorgeous!) i have to ask. is that a houseplant? looks like it to me.
by BrysonK on September 26, 2005 08:35 AM
Its a Bird Of Paradise, and i have it growing indoors in my planter. I'm sure you know that thou [Wink]
by Jiffymouse on September 26, 2005 10:03 AM
what kind of light is it getting? i've never grown a bop as a house plant. looks cool!
by Rayel on September 26, 2005 07:28 PM
I love BOP's & this plant looks in really good health. Do you get bothered by scale or red spider mite?

I currently grow my Strelitzia regina as a houseplant (it goes on the patio during summer) but am being slowly tempted to plant it outdoors. Perhaps next year... In the mean time, I'm keeping going to keep it in an unheated greenhouse to see how it fares this winter.

Currently I also have a White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Augusta/Alba). I've recently bought it indoors to protect it from the autumn wind that assails the Cornish coast at this time of year. It hasn't flowered yet (probably got another 2-3 years to go) but is already about 6.5 feet tall. It's just pushed out a new leaf which is about 2x the size of its last one & the stem is growing at the rate of 1inch per day. I can't help feeling that this might be the leaf that is going to hit the ceilng - what'll I do then??!
by JustAGirl on September 28, 2005 08:12 AM
That is a very pretty BoP. We have alot of those around here as landscaping around businesses and they just dont look that nice at all. In fact I really didn't know how pretty BoP was till I saw these pics.

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