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Instead of throwing it in the trash, pour water on it.  Strelitzia regal will quickly repay you with beautiful flowers

Instead of throwing it in the trash, pour water on it. Strelitzia regal will quickly repay you with beautiful flowers

Strelitzia is an exotic plant whose flowers resemble exotic birds. For this reason, it enjoys considerable popularity. It happens, however, that despite great efforts, the plant languishes. How to care for strelitzia and what to fertilize it so that it repays you with beautiful flowers?

Royal Strelitzia has been very popular for some time, both among amateurs and people who have been cultivating it for a long time. It draws attention with colorful flowers that resemble birds of paradise. It is not demanding, although you need to remember a few important rules. Thanks to these, strelitzia will quickly repay you with beautiful flowers.

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How to care for strelitzia? Take care of four important elements

Strelitzia is a plant originating from Africa. In our climate it is grown as an ornamental pot plant. Strelitzia nicolai attracts with decorative leaves, royal – with beautiful flowers. Regardless of the variety, it is worth remembering important cultivation rules. First of all, provide the plant with as much sun as possible. Choose a smaller pot, because strelitzia feels best in quite tight containers. Also, choose a fertile substrate that will hold moisture well, but watch out for water stagnation. This can lead to rotting of the roots. The soil should be constantly moist, so water the strelitzia regularly.

What to fertilize strelitzia? Reach for reliable banana fertilizer

In the growing season and intensive growth of the plant, provide the fertilizer often, preferably every second watering. Products intended for flowering plants or fertilizers for tomatoes and cucumbers will work well, as they will stimulate flowering and provide strelitia with the necessary nutrients.

It is also a good idea to regularly fertilize the plant with homemade potions. Banana fertilizer works best. It will strengthen strelitzia, provide it with calcium, potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus. How to prepare it?

  1. Remove the peel from one banana as much as possible. Cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Put it in a liter jar and fill it with cold water.
  3. Seal it and leave it in a cool and dark place for a few hours, preferably for the whole day.

You can also prepare banana fertilizer from dried peels. Place them with the soft side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in an oven preheated to approx. 100 degrees Celsius and bake with the door ajar for approx. an hour, until the skins are dry. Finally, grind them in a blender. Once every 3 weeks, put a teaspoon of powder in the strelitzia pot.

Source: Gazeta

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