Strelitzia

Strelitzia 1

Strelitzia 1

The bright colours of these Strelitzia stand out against the parched landscape.

Strelitzia 2

Strelitzia 2

With blue skies and mountains behind;

Strelitzia 3

Strelitzia 3

and dried-out sandy soil beneath;

they appear to grow effortlessly in this harsh environment, looking like some kind of dinosaur flower.

 

Strelitzia Reginaย is indigenous to South Africa, and often referred to as the Crane flower.

 

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34 thoughts on “Strelitzia

      1. Garfield Hug

        Ha ha “stole”??…more likely since British Colonial days…some bloke must have brought it in ๐Ÿ˜‰..I like them as they are bold and hardy decorative plants๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        haha For sure! SA was also a colony, so I guess the British took these plants (and many other things) and spread them around the world. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Strelitzia is a very dramatic flower – not easily missed ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Garfield Hug

        Gool ol’ Britian. Thanks to her I love fish n chips, tarts, shortbread and oooh..not forgetting rose syrup made from rose petals๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Singaporeans and our food๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s lovely to have different natural scenery world wide ๐Ÿ™‚
      We should get a little greener here after the winter rains ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the extravagance of these flowers!
      This was last month when my daughter visited. We still have sun (mostly) but it is getting chillier at night.

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