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They are rarely found in gardens in this country. On the other hand, it inhabits living rooms, conservatories, stairways, offices and other rooms much more frequently. The Strelizie is well known - the meaning of its name, however, less so…

The Strelitzia was named after a princess from Mecklenburg-Strelitz

A bird of paradise honoring a former British Queen

The poisonous Strelitzia, of which 5 species exist today and which is also known as the bird of paradise flower and parrot flower, is known to many from vacations in the Canary Islands or Madeira. She stands for:

  • colourfulness
  • exotic
  • uniqueness
  • extravagance

It got its name from a European botanist around 1773. The botanist named the Strelizie in honor of British Queen Sophie Charlotte, who was born Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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The unusual flowers of this tropical plant are well suited as cut flowers, but are rarely found in local flower shops. It is therefore worth growing this plant yourself.

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