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Commonly known as Bird of paradise flower
An exotic, long-lasting cut flower.
Genus of about 5 species of clump-forming, evergreen perennials found in habitats ranging from riverbanks to open glades in the bush of South Africa.
EvergreenClump forming perennials
Full sunOr partial shade and shelter from cold winds - if growing outdoors
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesScale insectsPlace of originSouth Africa
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterLoam-based compost - good light - shade from hottest sun - good ventilation
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilIf growing outdoors
Buy Varieties of STRELITZIA
clump forming perennial with all year round flower spikes with flowers which have orange or yellow calyces and blue corollas