Wordless Wednesday – Strelitzia

Strelitzia reginae

About Eliza Waters

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55 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Strelitzia

  1. Anne says:

    Ah, from my part of the world 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. A nice abstract! Nature has the best of these!

  3. Su says:

    So many colors to see if you actually look!

  4. Karen Lang says:

    Natures architecture 👏

  5. Isha says:

    What a blend of colours!

  6. Wonderful lines and color, ELiza.

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  8. You made me think and look! 🙂

  9. Dale says:

    Beautiful abstract, Eilza!

  10. shoreacres says:

    I had no idea what this plant could be. Once I looked it up, I saw a bird’s ‘beak’ pointing downward in the middle of the image.

  11. My first guess was rhubarb, but I looked up strelitzia reginae. Is yours an exotic houseplant or in your garden?

  12. Alice says:

    Pretty, strong leaves. (….needed to look up…I do know the plant). Does yours bloom in the winter, inside? Goes outside during the warmer months? How long do the flowers last?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It becomes a huge tropical plant and sadly, it never bloomed for me, but sent out ever-taller, huge leaves. When it reached the ceiling last fall, I had to re-home it. It now lives with a neighbor. 🙂

  13. Wonderful color, pattern, and texture! Love those closer looks.

  14. spanishwoods says:

    I love this image. I love when “real” things mirror abstract art. Beautiful.

  15. Kris P says:

    It’s not outside in the snow is it?!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      No, it’s a tropical that doesn’t take temps below 60º… it was a cast off from my SIL, which I took care of until it hit the ceiling and had to be re-homed. 🙂

  16. Debbie says:

    Such amazing detail! Thanks for sharing a view many of us have never noticed.

  17. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love this Eliza

  18. I see from Wikipedia that the species name reginae, which means ‘of the queen,’ commemorates the British queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III.

  19. I love the edging of reds on these plants 🙂

  20. Lovely colours and texture.

  21. dianaed14 says:

    Always something to see – possibly in your garden.

  22. Widdershins says:

    ‘Strelitzia reginae’ – sounds like it ought to be a Viennese Waltz 😀

  23. Jane Lurie says:

    Excellent detail shot, Eliza. 😍

  24. naturebackin says:

    Lovely abstract Eliza. Btw, here in SA the Strelizia reginae is a shrubby plant that grows in large clumps up to about 1.5 m high so I was amazed to hear that your plant indoors grew up to the ceiling! The tall tree-like Strelizia that I am familiar with is S. nicolai.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carol. I think the lack of strong light here led to its elongation. Either that or it was mislabeled, which is always a possibility!

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