When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

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When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by fieldfest » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:27 am

Mines been outside since May, not sure when to bring it into the conservatory to avoid any damage- what temps do you normally bring yours indoors?

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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by flounder » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:11 pm

fieldfest wrote:Mines been outside since May, not sure when to bring it into the conservatory to avoid any damage- what temps do you normally bring yours indoors?
I'll bring mine in the end of this month, or when we have a frost forecast. Thy will take a degree of cold stuff but the plant cost me a fiver on ebay, so don't want to lose it!

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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:02 am

I keep mine out as long as possible and then into the greenhouse until it gets tooooo cold , then its inside the back door. Mines quite a prolific flower. Its been in flower constantly from around last november(ish) and didn't stop until around the end of July this year. Its had a little break and now is producing buds again. Hopefully it'll be in flower for christmas again.

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some of the new flowers forming............

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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by flounder » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:27 am

Mark, that looks more like strelitzia reginae rather than s.nicolai to me?

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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:37 am

flounder wrote:Mark, that looks more like strelitzia reginae rather than s.nicolai to me?

Yes, nicolai doesn't flower until the trunk has got to about 6ft tall, so 10ft + overall height.

Mine stays out until an air frost is forecast, so normally comes into the conservatory sometime in Novemeber.
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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:00 am

flounder wrote:Mark, that looks more like strelitzia reginae rather than s.nicolai to me?
I had a blonde moment, didn't register the nicolai in the title............... :roll:

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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:27 pm

Who's been getting their Nicolai's in a twist? :lol:

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Re: When do you bring your strelitzia nicolai indoors?

Post by flounder » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:17 am

GREVILLE wrote:Who's been getting their Nicolai's in a twist? :lol:
:roll: good one
Arlons excused his little indiscretion. Those blonde moments take some bleating...er, I mean beating :wink:

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