Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginae
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

Photo

Names

Other common names Crane Flower
Family Strelitziaceae
Other scientific names Strelitzia parvifolia

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • yellow
  • orange
  • blue
Leaf color
  • green
  • blue