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Strelitzia

Botanical Name:

Strelitzia

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, Loam, pH 5.5-7.5
Heat Tolerant
90°F / 32°C
Cold Tolerant
55°F / 13°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Plant Type

Herbaceous Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial Zones 10-12

Plant Height

6-33 ft / 2-10 m

Flower

Flowers emerge one at a time from the spathe, consisting of 3 brilliant orange or white sepals and 3 bright blue petals.

Fruit

Leathery capsule containing numerous small seeds, each with an orange aril.

Benefits
Ornamental

Blue, orange, purple, or white showy flowers that resemble a bird of paradise.

Attracts

Hummingbirds

Bees

Butterflies

Warning

Toxic to cats and dogs.

Taxonomy

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Strelitziaceae

Genus

Strelitzia

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