Bird of Paradise Dwarf Strelitzia Reginae is the dwarf variety of a tropical, shrubby perennial plant that is native to South Africa. Dwarf Bird of Paradise flower seeds germinate slow, but the germination time can be expedited if the seeds are soaked for three days prior sowing. This compact variety of Bird of Paradise grows only 12-24 inches tall and produces the same exotic, uniquely shaped flowers that resemble a bird's head and beak. The shape and the combination of orange, red and blue colors make Strelitzia Reginae flowers truly unique in appearance. Bird of Paradise plant has very attractive foliage with leaves that are very similar to banana leaves.
Bird of Paradise Dwarf is perfect for shrub borders, and because of its size the dwarf Strelitzia Reginae is ideal for growing in mid size pots. When potting, the Bird of Paradise Dwarf can be moved indoors and grow as a dependable, care free houseplant. Strelitzia Reginae seeds have to be sown not deeper than 1/2 inch, and this tropical plant prefers to grow in full sun and moist environment. Bird of Paradise Dwarf is a superb flower for cutting and one of the most popular flowers for making exotic looking bouquets.
Height: 24 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.8
USDA Zones: 9-11
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/2 Inch
Germination Time: 42-63 Days