Birds of Paradise ( Strelitzia reginae )


  • Full sun
  • Part shade
  • Height to 1m-2m
  • Width to 1m

Birds of Paradise ( Strelitzia reginae ) are an evergreen, clumping perennial with large, bluish-grey leaves. Striking, orange and blue flowers, resembling exotic birds, are displayed on tall stem throughout the warmer months. Ideal for large pot and adding a tropical touch to the garden or patio. Flowers and leaves are good for arrangements. Prefers fertile, well drained soil in bright light, protected from hot summer sun. keep moist in summer, drier in winter.


Light Requirements  

Full shade to full sun


Indoor/ Outdoor


Water regularly in the warmer months, when overnight temperatures are consistently over 8-10 degrees C. Water less in winter . It’s often best when watering indoor plants in cooler months to just water the saucer under the plant to prevent fungus gnats and fungal diseases. Don’t leave plants sitting in water for more than 24 hours in winter. Unestablished plants and container specimens may require more frequent watering especially over summer.

Soil Type 

Looks its best when grown in moist fertile soil. Can adapt to most soil types. Good drainage

Fertilizing requirements 

Mid spring, mid summer, early Autumn. Container plants can be fertilised less often with a slow release formula like Osmocote. Seasol monthly. Use dynamic lifter or some kind of organic fertiliser in late spring, water well and mulch.

Victorian Growth rate 

Slow/ moderate

Max and Minimum Temperature tolerance

Cold and heat tolerant. Frost and hot dry winds will damage young leaves. Established plants can take temperatures as low as -3 or -5 and rejuvinate quickly in summer.

200mm pot – Was $35 – Now $25 each
250mm Pot Large – Was $69 – Now $49
300mm pot – Was $139 – Now $79
400mm pot – $249

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