Fresh strelitzia, exotic flower with royal roots. The Strelitzia is also known as the 'bird of paradise flower'. This is not surprising, as in the warm places where it grows, birds use the bract as a seat through which the flower opens. This flower does well in eye-catching bouquets but also likes to shine in a vase in your home with three or four of them.
COLOURS AND SHAPE
The simple stem topped with a comb consisting of graceful open orange bracts with two or three blue petals makes this beauty hard to overlook. It is a flower with a unique look, there is nothing like it!
The flower has various symbolism. The Strelitzia is seen as the flower of freedom and also represents immortality. This special symbolism calls for a beautiful story. If you give the strelitzia, make sure you include a card explaining why well he/she deserves this flower.
The Strelitzia originated in South Africa and was shipped to many countries in the eighteenth century. This is also how it got its name; the great love for flowers and plants of the wife of English King George III, named Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, led to the naming of this special flower.