Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:19
The flowers are quite restrained in style - not like a rose or anything big and showy. They're usually orange, and not unlike Strelitzia flowers which are often called bird of paradise as they look 'bird like'.
They're really grown as foliage plants though. One of mine flowered last year or the year before, so I'll see if I can find a pic of it. I had two identical plants - bought at the same time, planted in the same containers - everything the same, but only one flowered.
Some plants can throw out a flower when they're under stress - for instance, if they're short of water or nutrients etc. It's a reaction to that because, if they think they're about to die, they try to reproduce, hence the flower