Bird of Paradise Strelitzia Reginae is an exotic, tropical, shrub-like perennial plant that is native to South Africa. Bird of Paradise flower seeds germinate slow - up to 8 or even more weeks. Once established Bird of Paradise produces uniquely shaped flowers that resemble a bird's head and beak, and because of the combination of orange, red and blue colors, the flowering Strelitzia Reginae looks just like one of those tropical birds of paradise. Bird of Paradise plant has a very attractive foliage with sturdy, leathery and resilient leaves that form massive clumps and add tropical atmosphere to any landscape. If conditions are right, the Bird of Paradise blooms all season long.
Bird of Paradise is often grown in shrub borders and this plant is also great for pots and containers. When potting, the Bird of Paradise is very adaptable and can be grown indoors as a perfect houseplant for home and commercial interiors. Strelitzia Reginae seeds have to be soaked for 24-48 hours before planting. This tropical plant likes to grow in full sun and prefers a moist environment. Bird of Paradise is superb for cutting and florists praise this flower for its unique appearance and versatility.
Height: 24-48 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.8
USDA Zones: 9-11
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1 Inch
Germination Time: 42-63 Days