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Orange Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginea

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 10" to 14" W 30" to 35" H

Commonly known as the Bird of Paradise, or Crane Flower, the Strelitzia reginae is a flowering plant that is native to the eastern coastlines of South Africa, where they grow wild in patches that can span for miles. An evergreen perennial, they are widely cultivated for their dramatic flowers.

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Orange Bird of Paradise Care Guide & Presentation

Orange Bird of Paradise

Orange Bird of Paradise: Overview

The Orange Bird of Paradise plant, scientifically known as Strelitzia reginae, is a stunning tropical plant renowned for its vibrant orange and blue flowers resembling a bird in flight. Belonging to the Strelitziaceae family, this exotic beauty originates from South Africa and thrives in warm climates (hardy zones 9-11). Typically growing up to 5 to 6 feet in height, this large plant boasts a long lifespan and requires ample sunlight to flourish. Its striking blooms and lush foliage make it a prized addition to any indoor or outdoor garden space. It’s important to note that the Orange Bird of Paradise is toxic to pets if ingested. 

The Bird of Paradise flower symbolizes faithfulness, success, love, joy, paradise, and freedom. Other notable members of the Strelitzia genus include the Narrow-Leaved Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia juncea) and the Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai).  

Bird of Paradise Plant: Benefits

  • Enhances indoor air quality by removing harmful toxins and purifying the air
  • The Bird of Paradise flower adds a tropical touch to your living space, creating a vibrant and exotic ambiance.
  • Promotes relaxation and stress relief with its captivating beauty and soothing presence.
  • Boosts your overall well-being and mood by bringing a sense of tranquility and happiness.

Strelitzia Reginae Bird of Paradise: Alternative Names

  • Crane Flower
  • Paradise Plant
  • African Bird of Paradise
  • Strelitzia

Orange Bird of Paradise Plant: Care Guide

If you seek to grow an exotic addition to your indoor or outdoor green space, learn more about the Bird of Paradise care requirements to help this plant thrive. 

Watering and Light

Water once every 1-2 weeks with filtered or ‘overnight’ water. Ensure the soil is completely dry between watering sessions unless your plant is still very young. In this case, make sure the soil is slightly moist. Strelitzia reginae needs direct sunlight for optimal growth and flowering. 

Temperature and Humidity

These houseplants thrive in warm temperatures above 60°F (15°C). To prevent issues, avoid cold or hot temperatures (above 100°F). Although the plant prefers low humidity, you can mist it occasionally during dry, hot weather.

Soil, Feeding, and Repotting

Plant in well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer to support healthy growth and blooming. Repot young plants annually to encourage growth, but mature plants can be repotted every two to three years.

Pruning and Cleaning

Prune dead or damaged leaves, faded stalks, and spent blooms regularly. Use sterilized scissors and cut close to the base of the leaves. The best time to trim your Bird of Paradise plant is spring. Wipe the large leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and pests. 

Propagation

Propagate your Orange Bird of Paradise during repotting. Divide the plant’s root carefully with a sterilized knife. Dip the roots in rooting hormone and plant in fresh soil. Keep it moist but not soggy. Your new Strelitzia plant can also make the perfect gift for a friend.

Common Issues

Watch out for pests like spider mites and aphids, which can infest the plant, particularly in dry conditions. Browning leaf tips may indicate underwatering or low humidity, while yellowing leaves could signal overwatering or poor drainage. Adjust your care routine accordingly to address these problems promptly. 

Strelitzia Reginae: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

When considering the placement of the Strelitzia Reginae, remember to provide it with ample space to spread its impressive foliage and vibrant blooms. Also, here are some considerations for alternative companion plant options to complement its striking appearance. 

Best Locations & Uses

  • This plant’s relatively easy-care nature makes it perfect for beginners or those with a busy lifestyle.
  • Strelitzia reginae is ideal for homes with no pets.
  • It flourishes in warmer climates as an outdoor garden or patio plant.
  • The plant is adaptable to low-humidity conditions and is suitable for indoor environments with drier air.
  • With its grandeur and striking foliage, Orange Flower Bird of Paradise makes the ideal statement floor plant in spacious indoor areas.

Companion Plants

Enhance the beauty of your Bird of Paradise plant by pairing it with one of the following delightful companions:

  • Zeylanica Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata): Known for its striking vertical leaves, the Zeylanica Snake Plant complements the Bird of Paradise with its contrasting textures and easy-care nature.
  • ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): This resilient plant adds a touch of lush greenery to your space. The ZZ Plant harmonizes beautifully with the Bird of Paradise's tropical vibes while requiring minimal maintenance.
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): With its elegant white blooms and glossy foliage, the Peace Lily complements the Bird of Paradise's vibrant hues, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere in any room.

Alternative Plants

Explore these pet-friendly alternatives to the Orange Bird of Paradise plant, offering similar aesthetic appeal and easy care.

  • Neanthe Bella Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): With its graceful fronds and compact size, the Neanthe Bella Palm is a perfect choice for adding a touch of tropical elegance to your space.
  • Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides): Known for its round, coin-shaped leaves and adorable appearance, the Chinese Money Plant is a charming addition to any indoor garden, it thrives in bright, indirect light.
  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata): With its lush, feathery fronds and air-purifying properties, the Boston Fern offers a refreshing green touch to your home while remaining safe for your furry friends.

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    Lori
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Green Thumb
    Where is your new plant living? Bedroom
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    19 hours ago
    I finally have my Bird of Paradise 😊

    I was most excited to unbox this beauty and I was not disappointed on bit. So happy I got this plant and can’t wait for her to mature and bloom.

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    Diane B.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Green Thumb
    Where is your new plant living? Living Room
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Bird of Paradise

    It can well even in this colder weather. The plant is lovely.

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    Tenipa M.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Arrived perfectly packaged and beautifully

    Arrived perfectly packaged and beautifully healthy. Beautiful healthy leaves and even new growth. I can’t wait to see it flower! And looking forward to ordering from Lively Root again.

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    Terry D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    My orange bird of paradise

    My bird of paradise has come in very good condition well packaged and is already unfurling a new leaf

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    Chariz M.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    In love !

    I just received my bird of paradise a little over a week ago. It arrived in such a perfect condition ! I was scared because it was the first plant I actually ordered online. Lively root made sure it came safe and sound.

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