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Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae
Pronunciation: stre-LITZ-ee-uh ruh-JYE-nee
Common Name: bird of paradise
Family Name: Strelitziaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features:
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google Images
bird of paradise
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Oblong
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Blue, Orange, (3 blue petals, 2 fused together as a 'tongue'; orange sepals.)
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: boat-shaped bract containing 4 or 5 flowers

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Leaf-like bracts, Succulent leaves

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, Scale insects
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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