This bold structural plant produces unusually-shaped and striking flowers that are well loved by the floral industry. The orange and purple flower resembles a brightly-coloured bird in flight.
Indigenous to the Eastern Cape, this tough evergreen perennial can withstand dry spells and can also tolerate mild frost, recovering quickly if affected.
ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS: Sunbirds and mousebirds will be seen harvesting nectar from these plants which are rich in nectar.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION: Rocky grassland.
MAINTENANCE: Strelitzia is low maintenance and will give you a stunning display for many years without needing to be split.
Cut back drying leaves and flower stalks to neaten the plant.
A very beneficial plant to grow for flower arrangements as the flowers and foliage are long-lasting in a vase.