do bird of paradise have seeds

Troubleshooting your seed setup:

Here are some common reasons if youre not seeing germination:

1) The most common issues come from moisture levels. If your soil is too soggy, the seeds will rot. The seeds may not sprout or may even lose viability if the soil is excessively dry (though occasionally the soil may appear moist, so be sure to check!). You’ll probably have some water leaking out or simply being absorbed even with a humidity dome, so it’s crucial to check

2) Is the temperature warm enough? Regular lows below 70F may negate the seeds’ ability to germinate. Keep a thermometer close by or check the heat mat’s temperature frequently to make sure it’s always on.

do bird of paradise have seeds

3) Avoid direct sunlight! While herbs and flowers can be grown next to a windowsill in the sun, tropical houseplants should not be exposed to direct sunlight until they have several leaves.

4) Sometimes soil is the issue. My preferred method for starting houseplant seeds is using coconut fiber soil pods because they are fluffy and light, which prevents the seeds from being suffocated, and they always drain excess moisture in the event that they are overwatered. A mold or pest infestation from the soil is more likely to occur in certain indoor potting mixes that are overly “heavy,” effectively suffocating the seeds.

Remove the seeds right away and immerse them in hydrogen peroxide to sterilize them if you do find mold or pests. After that, try again by planting the seeds in new soil or paper towels!

If you have grown the seeds, please let us know in the comments what setup you used and how long it took for the seeds to germinate. I hope this guide was helpful.

Continue growing after this! You may also find the following additional seed guides helpful:

How to grow Strelitzia from seed:

The following procedures and advice can help you grow these seeds:

0) Save some seeds and don’t plant them all at once; it’s wise to have backups in case one setup fails!

1) Pull out that orange fluff! It’s okay if some of the strands fall out of the shell. (The fluff helps increase germination rates, but the seeds can still germinate without it.)

2) Soak the seeds in water or hydrogen peroxide for two to three hours beforehand.

3) Both the tissue germination method and the greenhouse method work well with these seeds.

If utilizing the tissue germination method, enclose the seeds in a moist paper towel and place it inside a tupperware or ziploc bag to keep the moisture in.

To sow seeds in a greenhouse, place them 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep in moist soil (we suggest using coco fiber soil pods from our shop, but indoor potting mix will also work as long as it’s sterile). Then, cover the seeds with a humidity dome or ziploc baggie to keep the moisture in. After about an hour, you should be able to see condensation on the humidity dome; if not, the setup is probably not humid enough.

do bird of paradise have seeds

4) To prevent the seeds from rotting or failing to germinate, make sure the soil is damp but not soggy.

5) Lay down on a heat mat or other continuously warm surface.

6) make sure the seeds are away from direct sunlight. Bright, indirect light from a windowsill works well, but grow lights work best because of temperature variations near windows.

7) Don’t give up on the seeds; they may take up to six months to sprout. Check the soil and paper towels once a week to ensure that the soil stays moist. If its starting to look dry, gently add some water. Avoid checking the setup too frequently as this will lead to additional variations in humidity and temperature!

While some seeds naturally take longer to sprout, under ideal circumstances, they can do so in as little as two to three weeks.

Bird of Paradise Flower Seeds 15 Seeds ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4.99 30 Seeds ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8.99

24 – 48 inches

Full sun to partial shade

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae): These seeds grow an unusual but highly valued flower. This seed develops into a sturdy 4-foot plant, and the Bird of Paradise flower resembles a bird’s head. The multicolored bloom is 6 to 8 inches long, while the center bloom stalk measures 3 feet.

Features stunning, exotic blooms that lend a tropical appearance to any patio and are useful for specimen planting. Colors include orange, copper, blue and red.


Where are the seeds in the Bird of Paradise?

Here are 4 easy steps to follow to harvest Birds of Paradise Seeds : Step 1. Find mature seedpods (mostly, they can be identified by their tan colour and dark brown stems). The pods are filled with large, shiny black seeds in them and have a wooly orange crest over them.

Can I grow Bird of Paradise from seed?

How To Grow Bird of Paradise From Seed: Bird of Paradise flower seeds are slow to germinate, taking up to 8 or more weeks to germinate, and it will take 4 – 7 years for the plant to start blooming. When planting, soak the hard Strelitzia Reginae flower seeds for 24 – 48 hours and remove the orange tuft of hairs.

How do Bird of Paradise reproduce?

Bird-of-paradise is propagated either by seed or divi sion. Seedlings take 3–5 years to produce flowers, while plants grown from divisions will flower in 1–2 years. If the flowers are allowed to develop after being hand pollinated, seed pods containing 60–80 seeds per pod will mature in about five months.

What are the white balls on my Bird of Paradise?

Mealybugs are the uninvited guests that throw a white, fuzzy party on your Bird of Paradise. Look for white patches under leaves or in crevices, signaling egg sacs or the bugs themselves. Stunted growth and yellowing leaves are your plant crying for help.