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Orange Bird Of Paradise

Brilliant Blooms Reminiscent of a Bird's Head

  • SKU: 69162
  • Zones: 10-11
  • Height: 36 - 48 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Seasonal Bloomer
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Orange Bird Of Paradise

Description
This unusual and striking perennial is popular as a houseplant, and for good reason. The petals and sepals emerge one at a time from a hard, beak-like sheath, and look like a tropical bird's head peering over the foliage—an instant conversation starter. The clean lines, and chic modern style add a great, lively accent to your decor. With large, up to 4' tall, grey-green banana-like leaves staying attractive throughout the year, you'll always have a warm, sunny atmosphere in the house—even when the temperature drops outside. Orange Bird of Paradise can be grown as a drought tolerant accent outdoors in warmer climates—and the blooms can still be brought in to decorate the home as intricate cut flowers. In northern zones, this plant is often grown as a patio plant during the summer months and brought indoors during cooler weather.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameStrelitzia reginae
  • Ships As2" POT
  • Height36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Foliage TypeGrey-green banana-like leaves grow about 3 1/2 to 4 feet high.
  • Bloom TimeSeasonal Bloomer
  • Flower FormThe spathe is a hard beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges. It is a right angle to the stem, which gives the appearance of a bird's head. The flowers emerge one at a time from the spathe.
  • Soil RequirementsRich loamy soil and plenty of water. Once established, it is very tolerant and will thrive in most soils with very little water.
  • Growth RateSlow.
  • Winter CareWinter hardy to zones 10 to 12. In cold climates grow them in pots that can be moved indoors when freezing temperatures are expected.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones10-11
  • Planting InstructionsIn house or greenhouse, grow in large containers with soil-based potting mix. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial shade with shelter from strong winds.
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**Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August

Zone Vegetables & Herbs
1A-4B 5/1/17 - 6/9/17
5A 5/1/17 - 6/9/17
5B 5/1/17 - 6/9/17
6A & 6B 5/1/17 - 6/9/17
7A & 7B 4/3/17 - 6/9/17
8A & 8B 4/3/17 - 6/9/17
9A-10B 4/3/17 - 6/9/17
Last Order Date June 5th, 2017



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