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Bird of Paradise
Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae Aiton
Family: Musaceae
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia  reginae) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9, 12-21
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Best if protected by an overhang. Damaged at 28 F

Heat Tolerance: Looks greener with some protection from full sun

Sun Exposure: Full sun, in Arizona, does better in light shade

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Clump-forming, evergreen, generally trunkless perennial, up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m), 30 inches spread (75 cm)

Watering Needs: Water regularly in summer, lightly in winter

Propagation: Seeds or clump division in spring

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia  reginae)

Cultural Practices:
The Strelitzia Bird of Paradise likes frequent and heavy feedings.

Blooming Habits:
The Bird of Paradise blooms mainly during the winter, and occasionally during the rest of the year. The plants blooms more when they are crowded, either by other plants, or in the confine of a pot.

Fruiting Habits:

Propagate your strelitzia by divisions. Since it blooms when crowded, divisions might take several years to bloom. To grow from seed, use seeds less than 6 month old, soak them for 24 hours before planting. Seeds can take 6 months to germinate.

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