Orange bird of paradise flowers have always been the standard, but we're proud to carry the first-ever stable yellow variety: Mandela's Gold Bird of Paradise. With a stem height of 4-5' and large, banana-like leaves, this striking flower rises above other perennials like the bird it's named for (and resembles). This tropical wonder will grow in many types of soil, and once it's established, requires very little water. To further its easy care, it's both heat and drought tolerant. Plant in full sun or partial shade, and be sure to keep it out of the path of strong winds. It can be grown indoors year-round or moved indoors in cold winter climates. Strelitizia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'
Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:4 - 5 feet
Spread:4 - 5 feet
Spacing:4 - 5 feet
Flowering Date:Blooms in the summer
Planting Instructions:In house or greenhouse, grow in large containers with soil-based potting mix. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial shade with shelter from strong winds.
Winter Care:Winter hardy to zones 10 to 12. In cold climates grow them in pots that can be moved indoors when freezing temperatures are expected.
Flower Color:Yellow, Blue
Flower Form:The spathe is a hard beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges. It is a right angle to the stem, which gives the appearance of a bird's head. The flowers emerge one at a time from the spathe.
Lift Zone:3- 9
Foliage Type:Grey-green banana-like leaves grow about 3 1/2 to 4 feet high.
Soil Requirement:Rich loamy soil and plenty of water. Once established, it is very tolerant and will thrive in most soils with very little water.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below: