The botanical name for Strelitzia flowers is Strelitzia reginae. It is native to South Africa. Some of the commonly known names of this flower are Crane Flower and Bird of Paradise (the latter name being due the bird-like appearance of the flower.
It is a monocot and the plant grows up to 2 meters. The flowers rise above the leaves and the petals form a kind of a crown. They emerge out a beak-shaped sheath known as the spathe.
Strelitzia flowers are thought to symbolize joyfulness. They also represent paradise. These flowers are meant to be gifted on 9th wedding anniversaries.