Pronounced STRE-lit-see-a. Named after Charlotte, Queen of George III, of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Common name -
Bird of Paradise
Tropical plant with huge oval leaves on long stems and bird-like orange and blue flowers.
Care tips -
Water frequently in summer, much less in winter (overwatering in winter can cause root rot). Feed every 14 days in growing season. Loves sun over 15°C in summer and cooler in winter, 10°C to 13°C. Enjoys a bright and sunny position.