Strelitzia is a genus of the family Strelitziaceae. Also known as bird of paradise and crane flower, strelitzia was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744 - 1818).
Dramatic flowers that fan out from a boat-shaped sheath at the end of a long, thick, fibrous stalk. Petals are pointed and 3 to 4 inches long. These striking tropical blossoms are popular for use in large vase arrangements and contemporary floral designs.