Strelitzia juncea

Water Needs

low; moderate; water wise; drought tolerant

Strelitzia juncea
Shrub medium
Crane Flower

1.5 m

Size

Light Conditions

shade; semi-shade; sun

Frost

moderate

Flowers

orange; autumn; winter; spring

sun; semi-shade; afternoon sun; dry shade; shrubbery; sandy soils; screen windy exposed; container; rockery; slope bank; wildlife bees birds insects; clay soils;

Garden Situation

Habitat

rocky places; coastal Eastern Cape

Region

thicket;

Rain Season

winter; summer

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Description

A most unusual form of this popular bulbous shrub, difficult to get and so sought after. Plants form striking focal points – leaves are without a leaf blade and flowering stems are thus more conspicuous than in its sister plant, S. reginae. Orange flowers tuck amongst the tips of leaves (above them in S. reginae) from autumn spring. Plants grow slowly to a mature height of 1.5 m with a similar spread. This species is listed as vulnerable in the wild.

Strelitzia juncea
Strelitzia juncea