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Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae or Bird of Paradise is a clumping tropical plant native to South Africa.

Size: 10in/G1.5

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Description

Strelitzia→Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Common names:
Bird of Paradise
Crane Flower

 

General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and blue
Bloom Size: 5″-6″
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots