Strelitzia - PlantStrelitzia reginae
Bird-of-paradise flower adds an exotic touch.
The Strelitzia regina is admired for its exotic flowers. The decorative orange flyleaves that encircle the blue petals stand out beautifully against the green leaves. The flowers appear during the summer, when this alluring plant steals the show. For the winter, keep it in a cool, bright space, but never expose it to frost. The Strelitzia flower is also called the bird-of-paradise.Show more
Show moreThe Bird of Paradise makes a beautiful houseplant. Place your Bird of Paradise in a bright spot, preferably not in direct sunlight.
Show moreThe Strelitzia can withstand drought and heat very well. Give the plant a sunny spot in your garden, or on the patio. Don't water your bird-of-paradise too often, because it is all right if the soil is a bit on the dry side. Add fertiliser regularly to the water in summer. Cut off faded flower stems.
The Bird of Paradise makes a great tub plantIn the summer, the Bird of Paradise looks beautiful when placed in a sunny spot outdoors. It’s a pretty easy and maintenance free patio plant. Make sure there are holes in the base of the tub to ensure adequate drainage. This plant is not frost tolerant, so bring it indoors before winter and put it preferrably in a fairly cool, dry (12° C) area. You can repot it in the spring if necessary and place in a warm location and water more often.
Show moreThe exotic Bird of Paradise flower comes from South Africa. The flowers are truly spectacular. There are blue-violet petals between its upright orange bracts and its large, grey-green leaves are very decorative. Did you know that the Bird of Paradise is part of the banana family?