Strelitzia reginae 'Orange Bird of Paradise'
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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot 24-30 inches in height.

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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot 24-30 inches in height.

Strelitzia reginae 'Orange Bird of Paradise' - This slow growing South African evergreen, Strelitzia reginae Orange Bird of Paradise, produces flowers all through the year. They are held above the foliage, which may reach 6 feet in height. The foliage and flowers are excellent in arrangements. It blooms best in sun with a rich, moist soil and has moderate wind, salt, and drought tolerance.

Strelitzia is a genus of five species native to South Africa. Strelitzias are collectively known as the Birds of Paradise. Strelitzias are in the same order, Zingiberales, as bananas, gingers, and heliconias. Like their closest relatives, they are very tropical and add vibrance to any landscape. Strelitzias are a very recognizable family of plants with robust, evergreen foliage and beautiful flowers which resemble tropical birds. They enjoy large amounts of water and do best when fertilized well. Even if you do not live in a tropical region, strelitzias can easily be grown as potted plants. The plants may be three or four years old before they bloom. When its a couple feet tall and the roots are crowding in the container, you can expect blooming to start.Special Plants are those that we think are unique and interesting. We offer them to the adventurous gardeners who would like to add more tropical interest and color to their garden or home. Stokes Tropicals has carefully chosen a wide range of exciting tropical plants that are easy-to-grow, that are not commonly available, that have some unusual horticultural interest, and can be successfully grown in containers. We are constantly searching for new and exciting plants particularly tropicals--from Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America.

Name Strelitzia reginae 'Orange Bird of Paradise'
Common Names Crane Flower
Grow Zone 10
Light Conditions Full Sun,Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Average, do not overwater
PH Level 5.6-6.5
Minimum Height 3 feet
Maximum Height 6 feet
Growth Habit Slow
Bloom Period Fall- Summer
Bloom Color Blue, White, and Orange
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Border, Woodland gardens
Scientific Name Strelitzia reginae
Class Liliopsida
Family Strelitziacea
Genus Strelitzia
Species reginae
Cultivar Orange Bird of Paradise
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 10
Grow Zones
Average Rating: (based on 3 reviews)

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by Michael
on 3/24/2012
I'm the one who posted my review in April of last year about this plant.  I just wanted to update my review to say how well this thing is doing.  I heard from many people that it takes several years for S. Reginae to bloom.  I've had this plant for almost one year and it's about ready to bloom.  It  formed its first flower stalk last October.  Nothing really happened after the bud formed, but I just noticed this week that it is starting to get larger and looks like it is about to start growing upright.  I stand by my 5 star rating.  If I'm in the market for unique plants again, I will definitely be shopping from Stokes.
by Michael
on 4/7/2011
Awesome product and Excellent Service!
I ordered this on 4/4/11.  I knew it would take up to 2 or 3 days for it to be shipped, but I hadn't heard back from the company.  I called this morning just to follow up because I figured they are very busy this time of year.  The lady who answered the phone was very nice and extremely helpful.  She apologized that I didn't get a notification and she gave me the tracking number for the item.  She even tracked it herself and said, "looks like it's out for delivery to you today."  Sure enough, 15 minutes later Fed-Ex arrived.  I was impressed with the plant when I  opened it up.  It was in great shape and not dried out.  It's planted now and ready to start blooming later this summer/fall.  Thanks!
by Danielle
on 3/21/2011
One word describes the blooms of this plant...EXQUISITE!  It is bright and beautiful and long lasting.  The leaves make quite a show as well.  I have had this plant for over a year and it has gotten taller and fuller in just that amount of time!
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