Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia Reginae

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Strelitzia reginae is an easy plant to grow in the garden. It is grown for its spectacular flowers and are used all over the world for cut flowers. The orange petals and blue flowers on long stems will bloom most of the year. The warmer the climate, the l


Bird of paradise clumps provide bulk and mass and can be used in the landscape like a small shrub. They serve well anchoring island beds when surrounded by lower growing annuals or ground cover. Use in shrub borders and in planting islands and containers.

Common Name: Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae Plant size: Approx 20-25cm Pot size: 75mm pot. Max growth: Approx high and 1 - 1.5m wide. Maintenance: The Bird of Paradise responds well to regular feeding with a slow release fertilizer and compost. They are however very tolerant plants and will thrive in most soils and can survive with very little water once established. The plants are also wind resista Planting: These plants love a rich loamy soil and plenty of water throughout the year.
Plant in a nutrient rich acid soil
Plant in bright sun for the most flowers. Plant in shade for the best looking foliage

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical

Flowers

  • Bird attracting
  • Cut flowers
  • Long lasting
  • Striking Flowers

Garden Style

  • Tropical Garden

Growth Rate

  • Slow

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants
  • Small Shrubs

Position

  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade

Uses

  • Container Plants
  • Embankments
  • Mass planting
  • Retaining walls


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