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Strelitzia juncea

Common names: Bird-of-Paradise, Crane flower (E); isiGude (Z); Kraanvoelblom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub

Strelitzia juncea

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

SLOW GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

1.2m x 1m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Strelitzia juncea

DESCRIPTION

A small evergreen shrub with thin bladed leave that grow at the top of long, slim stems. The flowers resemble those of Strelitzia reginae – a unique crane-like orange and blue flower.

LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful focal plant to add to a mixed border. The flowers produce abundant nectar which attracts sunbirds and bees. The flower it an excellent cut flower for the vase.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Forest, Formal, Grassland, Rockery, Tropical, Water, Woodland
FLOWERS

5 Responses

  1. Hi Roger

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    I’m not aware of any new Strelitzia hybrids , but I’m sure the plant breeders are working on something exciting.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Hello Glenice
    Thank you so much for this speedy answer. I guess that is why they are called “parvifolia”.
    Thank you again, and enjoy the beautiful flowers!
    Best regards
    Sonja

  3. Hi Sonja

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    The major difference is in the leaves – those of S. parvifolia being significantly smaller. The stalk is about the same length, but the leaf surface area is about a tenth of that of S. reginae.

    I haven’t noticed any obvious difference in the flowers.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  4. Hello
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Can you please tell me what the difference is between Strelizia parvifolia and Strelizia reginae? Could it be that Strelizia parvifolia shows/has less petals?
    Thank you so much.
    Kind regards
    (Mrs.) Sonja Deneve

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