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Strelitzia reginae

Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise

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Bird of Paradise plant is a familiar sight in floral displays the world over - the flowers are unmistakable and always a byword for chic. The plant is surprisingly undemanding and easy to grow - albeit slowly. It makes a carefree drought and dry air tolerant plant for the conservatory, summer patio or greenhouse that after a few year's patience rewards the growers with those spectacular blooms. Although Strelitzia reginae will tolerate a little frost if grown outdoors year round, damaged leaves take a long while to be replaced.

Strelitzia reginae Identification Sheet

Origin
South Africa
Genus
Strelitzia
Species
reginae
Common name(s)
Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise
Situation
Full sun, well-drained soil
Eventual height
1.5m
Eventual spread
1m
Hardiness
-3C
Skill level
Easy

Pot sizes

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots. 

Plant height

For all the indoor plants, the height of the pot is included in the listed height. The height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the highest leaf or branch of the plant.

Due to natural growth, the size of the plants might vary slightly. All plants are measured and categorised when they are brought into our nursery, however, over time, the actual size might change due to growth, adjustment to the environment etc.

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plant height

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Reviews (7)

Rated 4.59 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 7 customer reviews
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Part of My Wife's Birthday Present

Thanks following my call the plant arrived early so no problems with delivery. It was well boxed and in fairly good order. <br /> However just two points:- <br /> The plastic pot was split due to the fact the plant was pot bound, at least we know it growing well. The other point is that I found the biggest snail I have ever seen on the leaves of the plant. Does The Palm Centre breed them? Some of the leaves were effected but no great disaster, I hope? Minor point not in flower??? <br /> Off to buy a suitable pot for the plant. Paul

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Reply from The Palm Centre:
Hi Paul, <br /> <br /> Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the S.reginae are usually kept pot bound while in our nursery. You'll find that this is the case with most of the garden centres and nurseries. <br /> The strong roots of the S.reginae sometimes do manage to break the pot. We recommend repotting the all Strelitzia plants as soon as possible after receiving them to trigger growth.<br /> <br /> Our colleagues do their best to clean the plants of unwanted "travellers", however sometimes, some do manage to sneak through. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by that. <br /> <br /> As for the last point, the plant you purchased in a 12 litre pot is not a mature plant yet to bare flowers. It will require a few more repottings in the coming years before getting to its ultimate size (full maturity). At that point, keeping it pot pound and providing a feed high on potassium will encourage it to flower. <br /> <br />
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plant buyer

arrived quickly excellently packed in very good condition cant wait to see it flower as they are my favourite flower would use the palm centre again also arrived with a information leaflet on how to look after the plant which I found really useful

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Strelitzia reginae

Good plant,great value would definitely recommend

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Bird of Paradise

Plant arrived safely with very speedy delivery, quality plant, looking forward to seeing it flower over time. Came with a leaflet which is a very useful and informative guide on how to care for the plant. The was the first time I have ordered plants online and would highly recommend the Palm Centre to anyone.

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bird of paradise

Plant came well packaged plant looks healthy but the courier let the company down as I asked for the plant to be left with next door neighbor but was left outside in this very cold weather I’m hoping no damage has been done to the plant ...time will tell

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Reply from The Palm Centre:
Hi Keith, we're very sorry for the experience you had with the delivery service. The bird of paradise plant is quite a tough plant and can withstand for short periods of time temperatures down to -5 degrees. Do keep an eye on the plant in the coming weeks and let us know if there is any frost damage.
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Very pleased with my Bird Of Paradise plant and the salesperson was very knowledgeable on how to care for it.

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I cannot thank you enough for the stunning Bird of Paradise I have received from you. It is beautiful, healthy, and it has completely transformed our home. Thank you for the wonderful service.