Strelitzia


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Strelitzia

 

(bird-of-paradise flowers), a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Strelitziaceae, which is closely related to the family Musaceae. The long-petioled leaves are distichous. The flowers, which are in spicate inflorescences, are trimerous, irregular, and brightly colored. There are five species, distributed in southern Africa. S. reginae, whose perianth has orange and light blue lobes, is cultivated for cut flowers in greenhouses. The species S. nicolai and S. augusta are raised in botanical gardens.

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Dunston, Show-Hong Duh, Hegang Chen, Abel Joy, Cindy N Bowen, Hassan M Azzazy, Strelitzia Tjon Kon Fat, Christopher deFilippi, University of Maryland Sch of Med, Baltimore, MD.
In the case of orchids, not only was the questioner given advice on getting rid of woolly aphids, but also advised to think about where plants, especially tropical plants, come from and how to create a similar environment in the home, whilst the member who was growing a strelitzia (bird of paradise) from seed learned that this plant, a native of southern Africa, could take up to 10 years to flower and may have to be moved from one part of the conservatory or greenhouse to another to encourage it to do so.
The colour orange is central to Halloween and in our arrangement striking Strelitzia provides the focal flower.
Vivid reds and purples of bougainvillea are seen all year round along with hibiscus, honeysuckle, flamingo flowers and strelitzia.
2 BIRD OF PARADISE or Strelitzia is a striking exotic plant that'll do well in a well-lit spot in a conservatory or close to a large window.
Mr and Mrs Purvey from Lindley have been caring for a Strelitzia regina (Bird of Paradise) plant for 10 years, having grown it from seed originally and it has never flowered.
Orange is central to Halloween and in our arrangement, striking strelitzia are the focal flower set among a backdrop of funky physalis.
Native to South Africa - whose long hot summers and cool wet winters mimic our own - the bird of paradise was brought to England in the 18th century by a plant explorer who gave it the genus name of Strelitzia (in honor of King George III's wife, the duchess of Strelitz) and the species name of reginae (meaning ``of the queen'').
The vriesea hieroglyphica is even more spectacular, with sulphur yellow flowers and close behind, in terms of impact, is Strelitzia Reginae, the Bird Of Paradise flower.
Use bold architectural foliages such as strelitzia, black tie, phormium and monstera leaves.