Strelitzia reginae, Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower, Stelitzia

Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower, Stelitzia
Family: Strelitziaceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowers

Strelitzia reginae, commonly known as Bird of Paradise, is a South African plant that produces striking flowers in various bright colors such as white, off-white, blue, lavender, purple, and yellow-orange. This species is relatively small, usually growing between 2-5 ft tall, and is well-suited to thrive in full sun to semi-shade with moderate watering.

The plant's tall flower spikes are striking characteristic and are topped with brilliant orange sepals and bright blue petals. The flowers emerge one at a time from a hard, beak-like sheath called a spathe. This gives the flower the appearance of a bird's head, hence the common name Bird of Paradise.

Strelitzia reginae is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that responds well to regular feeding with a slow-release fertilizer and compost. It thrives in a rich, loamy soil with plenty of water throughout the year, and it can tolerate a variety of soils and conditions.

The plant grows well in USDA Zones 10-11. It is advisable to keep the plant in a sheltered spot in areas with frost or in pots that can be moved indoors during freezing temperatures.

In summary, Strelitzia reginae is a unique and memorable plant that is sure to make a statement in any garden. Its stunning flower structure, low-maintenance nature, and tolerance to different soils and conditions have made it a popular choice for gardeners around the world.

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