Growing guide

How to grow strelitzia

Often known as the bird of paradise, Strelitzia reginae is a tender plant from South Africa. With large tropical leaves and vibrant flowers on tall stems, it’s a spectacular and exotic showstopper for a conservatory or large sunny room.

Quick facts

  • Position in a warm, sunny room or conservatory, or outdoors in summer
  • Flamboyant, long-lasting flowers in winter and spring
  • Large tropical-looking evergreen leaves on tall stems 
  • Plants grow to at least 1.5m (5ft) tall and 1m (3¼ft) wide
  • Likes bright light, humidity, regular watering and feeding

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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