Strelitzia reginae

Aliasengl. crane flower, bird of paradise, dt. Paradiesvogelblume, esp. ave del paraíso, nguni isigude, укр. райська пташка, журавлина квітка
Odditiesornamental, evergreen
PropagationSouth Africa
Urheimatfrom seeds or root division
HabitatMurcia, Spain

The sturdy sheath of the flower functions as a landing spot for sunbirds. When sunbirds land to drink the plant’s nectar, its petals open and cover the bird’s feet in pollen.