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 bird-of-paradise is one of the most famous and distinctive of the subtropical and tropical flowers with its unusual inflorescence of orange and blue petals that look like a feathered crown atop a crane's head. Strelitzia reginae 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. It will bloom indoors from January to March.
Common Name: 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
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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