Strelitzia reginae

Common Bird of Paradise

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.
Strelitzia reginae, Common Bird of Paradise
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

Foliage: Evergreen

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.

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