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  • Scientific name: Strelitzia reginae
  • Popular Names: Estrelitzia, Bird of paradise, Estrelitza
  • Family: Strelitziaceae
  • Category: Perennial Flowers
  • Climate: Ocean, Subtropical, Tropical
  • Origin: Africa, South Africa
  • Height: 0.9 to 1.2 meters, 1.2 to 1.8 meters
  • Luminosity: Full Sun
  • Life cycle: Perennial

Strelitzia is a very popular and traditional herbaceous plant. Its scientific name is a tribute to Queen Sofia Carlota of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III of the United Kingdom. It is tufted, rhizomatous and has tough and leathery leaves, blue-green in color, very ornamental.

Strelitzia inflorescences are formed all year round, but mainly in summer. The spath is the beak, and serves as sheath for the flowers that emerge orange in color, with blue anthers and stigmas, in the shape of an arrow. These inflorescences are very durable and widely used as a cut flower. There is even a variety of yellow flowers, a S. reginae var citrina.

It is a very rustic plant, being suitable for planting  isolated or in groups, such as massifs, rows or borders. Requires little maintenance, only twice a year to encourage flowering. It is indicated for tropical gardens and for the coast because it tolerates the winds and the salinity of the soil. 

They should be grown in full sun or partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter, watered regularly. It tolerates light frosts and appreciates the mild climate of the subtropics.

Strelitzia reginae

SKU: P0958
  • Vase 10L | Plant Height 90/100 cm

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