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Strelitzia reginae /Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae  / Strelitzia reginae
A border planting in a warm climate
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A border planting in a warm climate

A close-up image of the "bird" flowers

Flowers

Several flowers emerging from the floral envelope

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Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae
Common Name: Bird of Paradise
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This is a clump-forming tropical perennial that produces large paddle-shaped leaves and prominent orange colored flowers on tall stalks above the foliage. This is a popular cutflower in the florist trade as well as cash and carry floral outlets. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil. Plants must be protected from freezing temperatures if grown outdoors.