Bird of Paradise
A sibling of the Strelitzia nicolai, the Regina has been optimised for indoor environments and will grow reliably without taking over your living room!
Although the variety originates in South Africa, it gets its name from an 18th century English monarch. The Reginae was named in honour of George III's wife, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (regiana = reigning queen).
In 1773, George III was presented with the plant and entered it into the Royal Botanical Garden, where it became the envy of European aristocrats. Both George and Charlotte were keen botanists and played key roles in the expansion of Kew Gardens, so owners of this beautiful foliage plant are in good company.
Growing pot size: 12cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 35-40cm
Pets: Harmful to pets