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Strelitzia reginae - Bird-of-Paradise Flowers

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

This is flowers off the plant in my front yard. The flowers make a really good floral display. Luckily, this flower is extremely common in San Diego, CA. Photo taken Nov. 14, 2017.

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I have one flower bud on my Strelitzia plant in the conservatory. It's amazing... I've never had this plant in flower in November before. The conservatory isn't heated this time of year, but it does have excellent light! ;o) You never know it might be in flower on Christmas Day!

24 Nov, 2017


Do they grow them in Florida? I know they do in Hawaii..but that Florida heat and humidity in summer might be too much.
I look at somebodys Florida pictures and it sort of dawned on me the other day. GBOP does fine there.
Nice weather here, 71f or 22c. Rain on Sunday night. ANOTHER Pineapple express. 2 in a row.

25 Nov, 2017


Of course, it's grown in Florida. lol! :>))
It's grown in subtropical and tropical climates throughout the world.

Today (Saturday) was the last of the hot days. It's suppose to cool down tomorrow and Monday. Yay! It warms of on Tuesday again.

26 Nov, 2017


They are beauties and look great in a vase.

27 Nov, 2017



Bird-of-Paradise is a short-day flowering plant. It generally starts flowering in September and will bloom through April or early May here outside in San Diego.

You plant should bloom if it receives enough light and heat.

27 Nov, 2017



Thanks. Yes, it's perfect for a long-lasting flower for a vase. :>))

27 Nov, 2017


Your welcome Andy I would nt of thought of picking them and putting into a vase nice touch..

27 Nov, 2017


It's one of the most common cut flower used in floral arrangements in the world.

27 Nov, 2017


I know they are used- and cost a fortune I hear at florists,but They dont last long once cut.
Anthuriums last very long. Of all the plant flowers I've tried they last longest.
Its funny,but we've even floated Plumeria flowers in a small bowl of water..just trying to enjoy them upclose.

28 Nov, 2017


You dont see any here in displays well I have nt seen any but I know they are abroad.

28 Nov, 2017


They should be an easy grow in Spain. So I would think they are for sale- the flowers- even at a high cost.
I hear Protea flowers last a long time. I have a Protea- but they take 5 years from planting to bloom. I think next summer is 4. Still waiting!

29 Nov, 2017



Bird-of-Paradise last a long, long time as a cut flower. I just threw them out. I've know Anthuriums last a very long time, also. I also do the bowl of water floating with Plumeria. If it's really hot they don't last too long.

29 Nov, 2017


Proteas can last for decades when they're dried out. As a cut flower it can last at least two or three weeks. I used to grow King Protea.

OMG! Proteas don't take that long to flower! LOL! I've had them bloom within a year. Did you plant it from seed?

The secret to get them to bloom young is, keep them very, very dry.

29 Nov, 2017


No,it was a gallon plant.

I see the BOP that the city planted all along Foothill- bloom all year. In heavy bloom now. You ever heard of a cultivar that is a superior bloomer,Andy? Mine is only starting to bloom and some I've seen around town have no blooms. But those on Foothill always look great.

1 Dec, 2017


I do see some bloom here sporadically during summer; however, the major bloom cycle is during fall through early spring.

I've seen the ones on Mission Blvd and Foothill. They are in full sun (all day) and get heat radiating from the hot asphalt from the street.

I know the Bird-of-Paradise two or three mile stretch in front of Lindbergh Field seems to always be flowering.

3 Dec, 2017


so exotic.....

20 Dec, 2017



Thanks. They are considered so extremely common here. People don't think twice about them, unfortunately.

21 Dec, 2017

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