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Grow your own birds. Bird-of-paradise is a precious cut flower in many places — just look at the intricate, theatrical flower and its flamboyant range of colors to see why. But in much of Southern California and other mild climates, it grows like a like a weed. My antisnobbery suggestion: Even if you live where it's considered a weed, plant at least one bird-of-paradise where you can see it up close — near a window or in a pot. Cut the flowers and bring them indoors — they're particularly welcome in midwinter, even at Christmas. Common name: Bird-of-paradiseBotanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once establishedLight requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wideGrowing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.

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sunchi added this to garden plants ideas
November 13, 2013
Bird of paradise, 9-11 zone full sun, light H2O
suzannesims added this to suzannesims's ideas
August 24, 2013
love the shape
pecheve added this to pecheve's ideas
August 21, 2013
Bird of paradise. Lt to mod water. Full sun or part shade. 5' tall and wide.
namkeng added this to namkeng's ideas
August 21, 2013
Bird of Paradise - plant in ground, near a window
evorisek added this to Plants
August 21, 2013
green house. bird of paradise
djatexmore added this to Courtyard
August 21, 2013
Cottage side patio
mullin added this to mullin's ideas
August 18, 2013
love, love, love bird of paradise
Kara McCormick added this to general garden
August 17, 2013
Common name: Bird-of-paradise Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look
kjowest203 added this to Lucero?
August 15, 2013
Backyard Lucero?
sganitabug added this to sganitabug's ideas
August 12, 2013
Common name: Bird-of-paradise Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.
cecimo added this to cecimo's ideas
August 12, 2013
Grow your own birds. Bird-of-paradise is a precious cut flower in many places — just look at the intricate, theatrical flower and its flamboyant range of colors to see why. But in much of Southern California and other mild climates, it grows like a like a weed. My antisnobbery suggestion: Even if you live where it's considered a weed, plant at least one bird-of-paradise where you can see it up close — near a window or in a pot. Cut the flowers and bring them indoors — they're particularly welcome in midwinter, even at Christmas. Common name: Bird-of-paradise Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.
mynexthome added this to svoebel's ideas
August 12, 2013
Bird of Paradise - Lovely yellow and tangerine hues
Beth Robinson added this to beth_robinson870's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Bird of paradise
maryella added this to maryella's ideas
August 11, 2013
love the orange
soliveri1 added this to Patio Ideas
August 11, 2013
wow
genehoward added this to genehoward's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Good low water plant
lpwood added this to landscaping
August 11, 2013
Plant one where you can see it up close Common name: Bird-of-paradise Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.
tkugler added this to tkugler's ideas
August 11, 2013
Beautiful bird of paradise pic for a watercolor painting
isoladesigncollective added this to Exotic/Tropical
August 11, 2013
USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.
Terri added this to Outdoors
August 11, 2013
Bird-of-paradise
pat614 added this to pat614's ideas
August 11, 2013
Delightful
ggambaro added this to Exterior Ideas
August 11, 2013
Plants
kelly563 added this to kelly563's ideas
August 11, 2013
favorite flower
cheronlucy added this to Exterior Ideas
August 11, 2013
bird of paradise good for our zone!
notavailable added this to LAGUNA -- LANDSCAPING
August 11, 2013
bird of paradise
starover added this to Yard
August 11, 2013
Grow your own birds. Bird-of-paradise is a precious cut flower in many places — just look at the intricate, theatrical flower and its flamboyant range of colors to see why. But in much of Southern California and other mild climates, it grows like a like a weed. My antisnobbery suggestion: Even if you live where it's considered a weed, plant at least one bird-of-paradise where you can see it up close — near a window or in a pot. Cut the flowers and bring them indoors — they're particularly welcome in midwinter, even at Christmas. Common name: Bird-of-paradise Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.
Betsy Fulmer added this to GARDENING
August 10, 2013
Common name: Bird-of-paradise Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae USDA zones: 9 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once established Light requirement: Full sun, or partial shade in hot climates Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and wide Growing tips: In a borderline climate, plant it under an eave or in another spot that offers protection from frost. Water and feed it regularly for a lusher look.
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