Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hawaiian Bird of Paradise Flower

This flower is commonly called the "Hawaiian Bird of Paradise" but it is of the genus Strelitzia and is native to South Africa. Although this particular plant was growing in Hawaii. We had a number of these plants that grew on the east side of our office in Mesa, Arizona for a number of years, but they always looked like they were the worse for wear because of the heat. There are several species and hybrids and they are popular in flower arrangements. I am not likely to grow them here in the Frozen North of the Wasatch Front.

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