Strelitzia Engraved Pendant
The Strelitzia is also knows as the bird of Paradise, as it resemblance birds in flight. Interestingly, they are pollenated by sunbirds, which use the spathe as a perch when visiting the flowers. The weight of the bird when standing on the spathe opens it to release the pollen onto the bird's feet, which is then deposited on the next flower it visits. The Strelitzia lack natural insect pollinators; in areas without sunbirds, plants in this genus generally need hand pollination in order to successfully seed.