Dare to be different. Savvy gardeners are trending toward adding tropical drama to annual patio pots, and this plant will put the "thrill" in your container "thrillers." The textural contrast of the large (up to 4' tall) gray-green, banana-like leaves add a tropical feel and are attractive all season long. The exotic flowers with three brilliant orange sepals and three bright blue petals emerge from a hard beaklike sheath at a right angle to the stem, giving the appearance of a bird's head. It reliably reblooms and although the blooms are sporadic, they last for weeks. Bird of Paradise can be grown outdoors in warmer climates. In Northern areas, this plant is often grown as a patio plant during the summer months and brought indoors during cooler weather. Strelitzia reginae
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 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.
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.
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