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Est. 1980. Please have a look at all the different varieties we produce, not all are commercially available at this time. We hope that these pages will enlighten you about the beautiful Strelitziaceae family and the products we produce.
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Strelitzia Parvifolia Var. Juncea
Reed or Rush Strelitzia

Strelitzia Parvifolia Var. Juncea
Orange flower, same as the reginae.
There is also a white form and a yellow form to this plant which are extremely hard to obtain.

Description: Juncea begins as a standard looking Strelitzia when very small, after several months the leaves grow smaller at the top of the stem. Over time, this paddle or leaf grows smaller and will disappear into a rush or reed stage. I have observed that some plants do not progress into the first stage with larger paddles, instead they begin with very small paddles, then they grow into the rush or reed stage.

Our strelitzia range

To check out our range of Strelitziae and to find out more information about each species, click on the links below to be taken to that particular genus' page:

Strelitzia Reginae

Strelitzia Reginae Miniature

Strelitzia Dwarf

Strelitzia Alba

Strelitzia Nicolai

Strelitzia Juncea

Strelitzia Caudata

Strelitzia Mandela Gold

Strelitzia Parvifolia


Strelitzia juncea

The growth is different to the Reginae, it is a very slow in most cases, it reaches 2m in height on average and looks a lot more delicate in stature. Juncea does not multiply by suckering; the subdivision takes place between the middle leaves of each fan. Juncea is taken from the Latin word juncus, meaning rush.

Plant availability: Very limited at this time.

Origin: South Africa. North of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, Patensie and Uitenhage area.

Habitat: They are drought resistant and live very closely to other native drought resistant plants in the wild. They are slower growing of all the Strelitzia family. They need well drained soil, but will tolerate high rainfall but they need full sun for maximum flowering. Will tolerate light frosts.

We are planting large quantities so we can have a constant supply of seed over the next few years.

First Stage, 6 months 
                                old
First Stage, 12 months old
2nd stage with small 
                                paddles
2nd stage with small paddles. Not to be mistaken for Parvifolia
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3rd stage Juncea
3rd stage Juncea planted for the seed ... they have not completely lost
their paddles at this stage
TMature Juncea, with reed 
                                or rush leaf
Mature Juncea, with reed or rush leaf
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Juncea ready for sale
Juncea ready for sale 300mm pots
Smallest juncea, 3 years 
                                old
Smallest juncea, 3 years old, no flowers at this time
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250mm pots about 4 years 
                                old
250mm pots about 4 years old
Juncea ready for sale Smallest juncea, 3 years 
                                old
These two photos printed with kind permission from Johan Snyman of Uitenhage South Africa. Juncea growing in the wild.
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Photos: Steve Sayers

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