Strelitzia reginae is commonly known as the bird of paradise flower. This south African native has glaucous banana-like leaves and bright architectural flowers. It makes a striking addition to your conservatory.

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Strelitzia reginae RHS/Mike Sleigh

Quick facts

Common name: Bird of paradise
Botanical name: Strelizia reginae
Group: Conservatory, greenhouse, herbaceous perennial
Flowering time: Spring and winter
Planting time: Re-pot in spring
Height and spread: 1-1.5m(3¼ft-5ft) by 50cm-1m (20in-3¼ft)
Aspect: Sunny
Hardiness: Frost tender
Difficulty: Moderate

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