Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae

Common Name: Bird of Paradise
Genus: Strelitzia
Species: reginae

Category: Houseplants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February to May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

    Spectacular bright orange and midnight-blue flowers resembling the face of a colourful crane surrounded by paddle-shaped emerald-green leaves. This beautiful bird of paradise makes an exotic house-plant for a bright well-lit room. During the summer months plunge container-grown specimens in the middle of a sunny border to create an instant tropical effect.

  • Garden Care: During the growing season water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Water sparingly in winter and top-dress each spring.

    As the new leaves appear throughout the growing season the old leaves become shredded and can be trimmed off. This is completely normal and should not cause any concern. The plants should be potted into a larger pot and left outside from May to September and kept in a greenhouse or conservatory from October through to April.