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Strelitzia parvifolia

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Strelitzia parvifolia Spoonbill Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

Striking, architectural plant standing approx 2.5m in height. A clump of erect grey-green leaves on long stalks with broad oval blades are displayed all year, but the 'Bird of Paradise' common name comes for it's exotic flower heads. The orange petals and blue flowers bloom most of the year, more so in warmer climates. Great as a potted specimen, for tropical garden styles and a popular cut flower. Flowers of Strelitzia parvifolia are mostly hidden among the leaves.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Strelitziaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue, Orange
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High