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The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae) is the most popular perennial around the world.

Ecology
Bees are common visitors when the spathe is in flower. Sunbirds may be the pollinator, but this has still to be proven. The role of sunbirds in Strelitzia pollination needs to be investigated, as they have been observed “robbing” the flowers by taking nectar but by-passing the pollination mechanism. Birds eat and disperse the seed.

Strelitzia reginae is widely used in landscaping as an architectural plant and focal point.

Bird of Paradise Crane flower Strelitizia reginae

Bird of Paradise
Crane flower
Strelitizia reginae

Honeybee feeding off the sweet nectar

Honeybee feeding off the sweet nectar

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