Strelitzia reginae is an evergreen , hardy shrub with large, ornamental, banana-like leaves which grows up to between 1 to 1.75m. Strelitzia reginae is also known as Crane flower, bird of paradise, orange strelitzia.
Strelitzia reginae produces brilliant orange and shimmering peacock-blue flowers which resembles the exotic bird and flowers from May to Dec. The nectar attracts sunbirds while the black seeds with an orange aril attracts many seed eating birds to the garden. The blade-shaped leaves and flowers are widely used for flower arranging. This beautiful shrub makes a perfect accent and container plant. Within the Highveld and other dry regions the bird of paradise grows well in partial shade. Below is a summary of Orange strelitzia reginae characteristics:
Fine Lines Landscaping sells Strelitzia reginae plants to individual home owners and property developers in Fourways, Randburg, Roodepoort, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Edenvale, Boksburg, Kempton Park and Hartbeespoort. In general Fine Lines Landscaping supplies Strelitzia reginae plants to all suburbs in Gauteng and parts of North West provinces.
Due to frosty winters in recent years, its advisable to cover freshly planted small Strelitzia reginae plants with frost covers in winter to minimise loss of plants.
The Strelitzia reginae plants can be ordered online or through WhatApp 063 335 5126 or phone call to 010 213 4275 or email email@example.com or by visiting us at the nursery. Deliveries are either done on the same day or next day or next possible day depending on availability of the plants.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Bird of paradise.
Can Strelitzia grow indoors?
Yes, it can grow indoors. However, outdoors is always the best.
Is bird of paradise toxic?
Bird of paradise is considered minimally toxic to humans. A small, unintentional ingestion by a child can result in gastrointestinal effects including vomiting and diarrhea. Swallowing a larger piece can potentially lead to choking. This plant may be poisonous for animals.
How quick do birds of paradise grow?
In general, Strelitzia takes up 4 to 5 years to reach first flowering stage.
How long do Strelitzia flowers last?
Strelitzia flowers last for about three weeks before dropping their petals and dying.
Do birds of paradise purify air?
Birds of paradise is a great air-purifying house plant.
Does bird of paradise flower all year?
Birds of Paradise bloom from the month September through May.
Can birds of paradise survive winter?
Birds of paradise can tolerate temperatures as low as 24°F for a short time; however, freezing temperatures will damage developing flower buds and flowers.