General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and blue
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Crane Flower

Photo Gallery
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-27
Location: Frisco Tx
Date: 2013-11-20
Two flowers- a regular S. reginae and a 'Mandela's Gold', side by
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2015-11-17
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2018-06-17
Photo by Lucichar
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-12-25
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-09-15
Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae 004
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2015-11-17
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-09-12
Bird Of Paradise 001
Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2016-07-28
By tabbycat
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2020-01-31
Location: Hampton Court, England.
Date: Jul 15, 2011 2:51 AM
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 04-20-2020
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2017-04-15

Date: 2019-01-01
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2012-08-29
Bird Of Paradise 026
Photo by AnnaZ
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-08-08
Location: San Diego
Date: 2019-10-27
Humming bird pollinator visiting a bird of paradise bloom.
Location: Kolkata
Date: 2021-02-07
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-09-12
Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae 002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2022-01-16
Location: My yard, Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-10-29
Location: Kapaa (Kauai), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 2014-01-18
Bird of Paradise
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-09-12
Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) 003
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-02-10
Washington Park Botanical Garden
Photo by lisam0313
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Date: 2016-12-12
Strelitzia reginae & Strelitzia juncea seeds are very similar in
Photo by AnnaZ
Location: San Diego, California          
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: My garden
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Jul 15, 2005 3:24 PM
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-09-15
Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae 008
Photo by SarasotaPatty
Photo by AnnaZ
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2013-09-09
Location: San Diego, California         
Date: 2015-01-11
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-10-29
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03

USDA
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2016-08-05
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2016-03-22
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2014-03-22
Photo by ctcarol
Location: Odessa, FL
Date: 2015-04-14

Date: 2011-06-23
Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Orange, CA
Date: 2016-07-29
First bloom
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2012-10-22
Location: San Diego, California           
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: San Diego, California            
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: San Diego, California             
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: October
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2022
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03

Date: 2013-03-06

Date: 2013-03-06

Date: 2013-03-06

Photo courtesy of: Rod Waddington
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-10-22 
Photo taken at Washington Oaks State Park, Palm Coast, Florida
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-10-22

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: New york, NY
Date: 2013-10-25
Bronx bot garden conservatory, strelitzia reginae blooms
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Odessa, FL
Date: 2013-04-14
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-02-13
February, budding out

Date: 2014-03-22

Date: 2013-07-06
Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Kapaa (Kauai), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 2014-01-16
Bird of Paradise
Location: Munich Botanical Garden, Germany
Date: May
credit: Diego Delso
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2008-09-29
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Date: 2012-07-04
Double Bloom on Bird of Paradise
Location: Van der Veer Botanical Garden  Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2012-07-03
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05

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Location: Museum of Toulouse
credit: Roger Culos
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Comments:
  • Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Aug 24, 2014 7:33 AM concerning plant:
    I live in zone 8a and cannot grow this plant in the ground year round. I had trouble getting it to bloom regularlly. I usually place the pot outdoors during the warmer months and keep it in my garage over the winter, but last winter I decided to bring it indoors. To my surprise it started blooming in January. I will bring it indoors during the winter from now on.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 8:04 PM concerning plant:
    For the 2nd time in 8 years I thought I may have lost my plant when we got low temps of 21* & 22* this winter. It was a beautiful plant, about 4 feet tall and wide. To protect it, I covered it with an old discarded canvas patio umbrella cloth I had saved when the structure broke. Then I put a large box over it and then a large plastic tablecloth in case it rained. That's more than I've ever covered it because it's on the south side of my house. I just didn't want it to get hit as hard as it did 3 years ago. Even with all that protection it died back to the ground. I was heartbroken, but that wasn't the end. As soon as it got warm here in zone 9, about March 1, it started sprouting new leaves. It's June 12, 2018, and it has lovely new leaves that are about 2' tall. It was a setback, but I hope it will bloom.
Plant Events from our members
tjr920 On August 20, 2015 Obtained plant
Purchased in Orlando, Florida while on vacation
lemonFresh On November 9, 2017 Obtained plant
sejod On October 1, 1998 Seeds germinated
tabbycat On August 25, 2022 Bloomed
Finally 3 blooms after a hard freeze back last winter lots of new leaves & late flowers.
tabbycat On March 25, 2021 Plant emerged
A little growth out of several cut stems
tabbycat On March 4, 2021 Maintenance performed
Trimmed all stems to 12"
tabbycat On February 15, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Freeze in 20s hit it bad.
tabbycat On June 8, 2020 Bloomed
4 flowers today 1st of 2020
tabbycat On July 4, 2019 Bloomed
1st bloom of 2019 is fully opened.
tabbycat On March 1, 2002 Obtained plant
Bought at Lowes Spring 2002
antsinmypants On February 10, 2023 Seeds sown
2 seeds soaked for 24-48 hours.
MySecretIslandGarden On September 18, 2022 Bloomed
MySecretIslandGarden On September 2, 2022 Maintenance performed
Trimmed both way back
piksihk On September 1, 2022 Seeds germinated
Two seeds germinated
piksihk On July 5, 2022 Obtained plant
4 seeds from HI from sister
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Stunning color - is this a special named variety or ? by OldGardener Nov 29, 2014 12:22 AM 5
Emerging bud by Bubbles Feb 16, 2016 4:16 AM 1

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