Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Strelitzia reginae, 'Bird of Paradise', Bird of Paradise

Common Name: Bird of Paradise

Genus: Strelitzia

Species: reginae

Cultivar or Variety: 'Bird of Paradise'

Characteristics: Blooms can reach up to 4" across and are a long lasting cut flower. Make sure to remove fuzz before planting. Seed benefits from scarification before planting.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Days to Germination
40-60 days
4 months

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
4 -6 feet

Plant Form
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Level with Foliage

Flower Color
Orange

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Non-Invasive

Cutting Flower
Yes

Additional Uses
Containers
Planters

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