August 04, 2014

Bird of Paradise and Hidden Ginger

I despair of ever having a Stretlizia that blooms. This one is putting on a third new leaf. It was killed back to roots in the winter. I vow every year to buy a new one and keep it in a pot. Fall comes and I decide there isn't room. I think it is one of the best plants in a greenhouse for height, prettier than a Banana. 

Curcuma is a dependable bloomer. It needs a rest period, so getting killed to the ground is no big deal for it.

4 comments:

Alison said...

I almost bought a Strelitzia a few days ago. I should go back and get one, such exotic blooms.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are so exotic.

Diana Studer said...

Give it a couple more years. It needs a few leaves before one will decide to be a flower instead. Mine are blooming.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

It is a very pretty flower...I have never seen one.

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