BIRDS OF PARADISE: ORANGE
LATIN NAME: STRELITZIA REGINAE
Tropical looking evergreen plant valued for its unique bird-like orange, blue and white flower heads. Long-lasting cut flowers. Use an accent, especially on patios or near pools. Good in containers.
Amount of Sunlight: Partial to full sun
Amount of Water: Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil
Cold Hardiness Zone:8-11
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.