|Graceful with slim vertical lines of flower stalks and foliage, Bird of Paradise is a tropical, long-lasting plant. Gardeners in Zone 10 find it an easy, drought-tolerant, landscape or container plant. In other zones, grow them as house plants. Both the Common and Giant Birds of Paradise have leathery banana-like leaves. The Common has colorful, feathery petals rising from a beak-shaped base. The Giant Bird of Paradise can get 10 to 15 feet tall and has a hidden inconspicuous flower. Good for use by pools. Sold in containers in the landscape or house plant sections of nurseries.
Lower-growing with a showier flower than the Giant variety.
Attributes - Strelitzia reginae
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Fall through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Blue, Orange, White
Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.