Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae Form: Vase
Common Name:bird of paradise Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:StrelitziaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Africa Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Oblong, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Blue, Orange, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Key ID Features:Leaves 25–70 cm long and 10–30 cm broad, petioles up to 1 m long; flowers at the tips of long stalks, the spathe is perpendicular to the stem to appear like a bird's head and beak, florets emerge one at a time from the spathe, three orange sepals and three purplish-blue or white petals (two are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary).