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Originating from South Africa, this plant can reach over 6 feet in height. The Strelitzia Reginae is easily recognisable for its orange flowers and it is so admired in its native home, that this plant appears on the South African 50 cent coin.
This plant is sometimes called The Crane Flower as the blooms resemble the head of a crane. This plant only blooms in late winter and early spring.
Don't be surprised or panic if its leaves split - in its native setting, this natural tearing of the leaves helped reduce drag in the wind.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: W35cm x H120-130cm
Wellbeing: I can help you to relax and boost your mood
Pet-Friendly: Keep me out of reach of furry friends and little people
Jo's Top Tip
The Strelitzia Reginae tends to grow tall and wide, so make sure you give it plenty of space to reach its full potiential. In summer, you could even put this plant outside for it to soak up some sunlight, just be careful it's not in the way of wind as this could damage its leaves.