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Strelitzia reginae - Bird-of-Paradise

Strelitzia reginae - Bird-of-Paradise (Strelitzia reginae - Bird-of-Paradise)

This bird-of-paradise really looks like a bird with a beak. Photo taken at Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. Most of these plants don't have flowers in summer. Photo taken July 8, 2013.

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Mine seems to prefer to bloom in winter too.................

13 Jul, 2013



That's the normal blooming period. Bird-of-paradise is a short-day blooming plant. This why they bloom from: fall - spring here in San Diego.

14 Jul, 2013


Just taken a picture of one flowering in a local open garden....

22 Jul, 2013


It's unusual for Bird-of-paradise to bloom in summer. They're a short day bloomer. I do know they occasionally have a flower or two like this one posted in summer, though.

23 Jul, 2013


I have never seen one in bloom before, but this was in a garden growing tropical plants....

23 Jul, 2013


Wow! That's so strange for me to hear that you've never seen one in bloom before. There's so many here in California and I've never lived in a placed where they weren't very common.

Was the plant growing outside in the ground?

24 Jul, 2013

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