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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by Scott Radford » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:45 pm

The Codfather wrote:yeh, just come back from Ibiza........shurely they get some frost !!!!! so I take it your will be going indoors for winter ?
Yes mate they will be inside as frost is one thing but minus 17 which we had last time is way beyond anything they'd get there
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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by jezza » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:31 am

Crews hill GC had loads of Strelitzia reginae when i was in there last weekend. Range from two footers to 6 footers. Bit expensive though.


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:05 am

Is this any good Coddy..........

Ebay Item: 360370643689

I've just moved mine out into full sun this morning after weeks of acclimatising it. Hopefully it'll do ok now.


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 am

Yeh, I have seen them......but its the "nicolai" I fancy.....bigger leaves etc.
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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by MikeC » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:28 pm

The Codfather wrote:Yeh, I have seen them......but its the "nicolai" I fancy.....bigger leaves etc.
That's the one I've grown from seeds.

I bought a 2m tall one a few years back but didn't have space for it in the house and it perished on the patio.

If I had a conservatory, I'd definately get one.


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by musa_monkey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:00 pm

I have strelitzia reginae, it stays out in the Summer and comes indoors in the winter. I find it to be a very picky plant as far as watering is concerned. To much rain and the leaves go brown very quickly even in a well drained potting mix :?

They do grow amazingly fast though and the root structure is impressive.
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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:40 pm

My experience of Strelitzia is a mixed one.

In a normal winter here they are actually pretty tough, they'll get through winters with only the very minor damage if that. Mine made it through 2007 unmarked, and 2008.. but succumbed in 2009.

So here in a normal-mild winter they're pretty decent plants but in a colder than average winter they are probably no good.

By the way Wilkos are selling these for 3.99 Im seriously tempted
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USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:48 pm

Which one for £3.99............. at that price if it died would you be botherd !
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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by Scott Radford » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:10 pm

The Codfather wrote:Which one for £3.99............. at that price if it died would you be botherd !
It'll be reginae I would have thought
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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:18 pm

Yep reginae
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USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:20 pm

Ah....still for £3.99 I may even go and have a look in our wilko's.
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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:26 pm

They were also seeling Hibsicus sinensis for 4.99

They are only small plants but if you can take them indoors/greenhouse over the next few winters they could be quite good buys.
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USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by JungleNuts » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:04 pm

Simon at Amrulee has decent large Nicolai for £30 .... bought one yesterday .... some leaves a bit tatty, but a healthy big plant .... the one we picked was a good 2m tall ..... icon_thumleft


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:08 pm

JungleNuts wrote:Simon at Amrulee has decent large Nicolai for £30 .... bought one yesterday .... some leaves a bit tatty, but a healthy big plant .... the one we picked was a good 2m tall ..... icon_thumleft
Bargain!


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Re: STRELITZIA

Post by The Codfather » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:15 am

does he post ?
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