• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow-growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
    Key Feature:
    Exotic Tropical Flowers
    Blooms:
    Fall and Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:strel-ITS-ia ree-JI-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:22 - 24
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow-growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Fall and Winter
    Flower color:Orange
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasUse this perennial in patio containers where its bird-like flowers and exotic foliage will make a striking impression. It also works well with other tropical-looking plants in garden plantings.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Jatropha (Jatropha)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in rich loamy soils, but highly adaptable to many soil types. Water regularly the first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established; looks best with supplemental water during hot season. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer in Spring, before new growth emerges.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.