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Strelitzia

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strelitzia

Name -

Pronounced STRE-lit-see-a. Named after Charlotte, Queen of George III, of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Common name -

Bird of Paradise

Description -

Tropical plant with huge oval leaves on long stems and bird-like orange and blue flowers.

Origin -

South Africa

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.