STERLITZIA REGINAE

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Description

The plant grows to 2 m tall, with large, The leaves are evergreen and arranged in two ranks, making a fan-shaped crown. The floweres stand above the foliage at the tips of long stalks. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe. This is placed perpendicular to the stem, which gives it the appearance of a bird’s head and beak; it makes a durable perch for holding the sunbirds which pollinate the flowers. The flowers, which emerge one at a time from the spathe, consist of three brilliant orange sepeals and three purplish-blue or white petals.

Characteristics

Category:
Shrubs
Foliage:
Evergreen
Light:
full sun, partial sun
Water:
Normal
Blooming Time:
Spring, Summer
Flower Color:
Orange
Special Characteristics:
Draught resistant, Suitable for seaside