Strelitzia reginae (Strelitziaceae) 

 

The bird of paradise is a well known tropical flower, used for landscaping in warm locations and as a popular, long lasting cut flower worldwide.  It likes full sun and good drainage, and blooms nearly year round.  There are some cultivars with yellow, instead of orange, flowers.

 

Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) flower

 

 

 

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