Also known as the 'bird of paradise' it has elegant long upright stems with oblong leaves. It enjoys full light and moist soil but if looked after well can reward you with striking orange and indigo flowers in spring and winter.
Please note, the planter is not included in the price.
Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.
Requires several hours of direct sun per day. Make sure the plant is close to a bright window, especially during winter months. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.
Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows
Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust
Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close to the next stem or the base of the plant as possible
Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth)