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Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower
Strelitzia reginae 'Dwarf'

Family: Strelitziaceae
Genus: Strelitzia (stre-LITZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: reginae (ree-JIN-ay-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Orange

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Honolulu, Hawaii (2 reports)

Mililani, Hawaii

Pukalani, Hawaii

Brownsville, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Humble, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 8, 2014, Streliziapete from Mel
Australia wrote:

This is dwarf form of the common Strelitzia reginae which is very hard to find. It is said to reach only 30 to 90cm in height. It is very compact and is already flowering at a small stage.