Name: Also known as Bird of Paradise. Named Strelitzia after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Streliz, who married King George III to become Queen of England in 1761.
Origin: Originate from South Africa.
Color: A green 'beak' with a bright orange and blue crest, silvery-green leaves.
Availability: All year round. Limited availability in summer.
Care Tips: Purchase Strelitzia when the first flower bud is fully open. They ooze sap which can make the flower quite sticky; this sap can be wiped away carefully. Pull away wilted crests and new ones will pop up from inside the 'beak'.