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Bird of Paradise | Strelitzia reginae
Bird of Paradise | Strelitzia reginae
Bird of Paradise | Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Regular price £18.00 £0.00

The Chlorophytum orchidastrum features glossy perennial leaves with beautiful flashes of orange colour towards their stems. It's sometimes known as the 'Fire Flash' or 'Mandarin Plant' because of those characteristic orange hues. In summer, it blooms with tiny white flowers that last for a single week.

This plant comes from the tropical regions of southern Africa, and usually grows to a height and spread of around 2 ft. As a plant native to the tropics, it's best kept in a bright room out of indirect light and requires weekly misting to mimic the humidity of its natural environment. Regular watering to keep the soil moist is also the best bet for helping your plant to thrive. That being said, the 'Green Orange' can withstand irregular watering and low levels of light, so if you're a little forgetful when it comes to plant care, it might be the one for you!

Growing pot size: 12cm diameter, 10cm height.

Pets: Safe

Excludes Decorative Pot

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I fit best in 12cm pots.

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How to care for the Bird of Paradise

Bright Indirect Light

Bright Indirect Light

Find me a spot that gets no more than 4 hours of direct sun, or my leaves might dry up or get scorch marks

Care

Care

Wipe my leaves gently with a soft damp cloth to remove any dust that collects. This helps me photosynthesise and thrive

Care

Care

I come from a humid environment so please mist me or group me with other plants to keep my leaves looking fresh

How this plant cares for you

Form

Form

The shape of my trunk and canopy triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel calm and safe

Colour

Colour

The bright green colour of my foliage colour triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel vital and healthy

Extent

Extent

I am perceptively alive, helping you feel embedded in the greater ecosystem and giving you a sense of perspective

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Bird of Paradise

This plant is a rare one and comes with a fascinating story. It's named after the German princess Charlotte who came from Mecklenburg-Strelitz and married George III. The Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa, and appears on the South African 50-cent coin. In a subtropical environment, a Strelitzia can easily reach 30ft, but will grow to something more like 4ft when kept as a houseplant.

If you are keen on producing its iconic flower, then you will need to keep it until it is at least 4-5 years old. At this point, feed it regularly, and leave it to become pot bound, this is known to encourage flowers.