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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.
Evergreen - clump forming perennials
Full sun - or partial shade and shelter from cold winds - if growing outdoors
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - scale insects
Place of origin - South Africa
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not 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 winter - loam-based compost - good light - shade from hottest sun - good ventilation
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - if growing outdoors