Strelitzia reginae, the bird-of-paradise, is one of the most famous and distinctive of the tropical flowers resembling an orange and blue crane.
The striking and rare rush-leaved bird-of-paradise, Strelitzia juncea, is the perfect subtropical plant for succulent lovers. It has the classic orange and blue bird-like flowers but the leaves are cylindrical spears with no paddle-like blade. S. juncea is from South Africa. Grow it in a pot outdoors in full sun in the summer with good moisture and fertilizer. Bring it indoors in fall to spend the winter as a houseplant. It will bloom indoors from January to March. Note that young plants have a small leaf blade but, once mature, the leaves will be spear-like.
Common Name: Rush-Leaved Bird-of-Paradise
Family: Streliziaceae (The Bird-of-Paradise Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue
Bloom Time: Winter
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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