Orange Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae
Bird of Paradise is a popular, virtually problem-free perennial for container or landscape growing. The flowers bloom over an extended period and are long-lasting. The Bird of Paradise is a member of the banana family (Musaceae) and comes from South Africa. Scientific name: Strelitizia spp.
Bird of Paradise culture is similar to that of Traveler's Trees. For the first year or so, grow your Bird of Paradise in a pot away from full sun. After it grows larger, plant it in its final position in full sun, part sun, or light shade. Protect it from freezing and frost.
- Average mature height: 4-6 feet
- Fertilizer: Frequent fertilization during the growing season
- Light: Full to part sun
- Pest control: Watch for scale and mealy bugs
- Soil: Can adapt to any well-drained soil but prefers moist, loamy soil. Birds of Paradise are drought tolerant once they are established.
- Zones: Perennial zone 9
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Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.