|Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)|
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Strelitzia is a genus of four species native to South Africa. It is named after the duchy of Meckenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. The genus is known as the bird of paradise flower because of its resemblance to the bird which shares its name.
Care and Handling
Avoid temperatures below 45 F. Will show cold damage through brown lesions on flowers and bracts. Can ooze jelly-like substance which may be sticky. This can be wiped away carefully. Soak the flower head in warm water for about 20 minutes to help tight sheaths so that flowers can emerge.
Heavy stems can require dense foam or wire to support them.
Colors: Orange/blue, yellow.