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Bird of Paradise in kitchen window 1st flower 1st December 2023 Macro 006

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 Bird of Paradise in kitchen window 1st flower 1st December 2023 Macro 006 (Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise))

'Bird of Paradise' in kitchen window (1st flower) 1st December 2023 (Macro)



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Congratulations! They’re wonderful winter flowering plants. In time they can get very large, though.

The bird-of-paradise in front yard is 12 ft wide and more than 6 ft tall. It’s probably over 40 years old.

4 Dec, 2023

 

Thanks, Andy! 👍 Thanks also for the info, I thought they flowered during the summer months! I really ought to do some research on them! I had no idea they could be so long living either!

This is the first time I've actually ever seen a flower from these plants! I've seen lots of pictures & on video but never "in the flesh" so to speak!

5 Dec, 2023

 

You’re welcome 😉

Bird-of-Paradise can live 150 plus years.

Bird-of-paradise is an extremely common plant in all the lower elevations of California. It’s planted everywhere and is very common as a median plant. It’s so widely used because it never needs water (although, it looks better with some water).

9 Dec, 2023

 

WOW! I never imagined they could live such a long time, Andy! 👍

10 Dec, 2023

 

I would guess there’s probably plants in their native habitat that are twice that age.

11 Dec, 2023

 

Thanks, Andy! That's really amazing! So my plant might not only outlive me but the great grandchildren of my great grandchildren!!! 😆 😆 😆

12 Dec, 2023

 

Yes, it’s amazing how long certain plants can live.

I have several plumeria trees, and they can live at least 800 years.

13 Dec, 2023

 

WOW! 😲

14 Dec, 2023



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