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Strelitzia Reginae

Botanical Name:

Strelitzia reginae

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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
Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennials, Houseplant

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

The flowers emerge one at a time from the spathe and consist of 3 brilliant orange sepals and 3 bright blue petals. Two of the blue petals are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary. When the birds sit to have a drink of nectar, the petals open to cover their feet with pollen.

Fruit

The fruit is a leathery capsule containing numerous small seeds, each with an orange aril.

Taxonomy

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Strelitziaceae

Genus

Strelitzia

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