Tropical Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae )


Tropical Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Strelitzia reginae, Tropical Bird of Paradise, is one of the most famous tropical plants, where it’s prized for its large, bird-like, orange and blue white flower heads. Most people throughout Southern California have seen their crowns of long stalks with gray-green foliage adorning a broad range of landscapes. Native to South Africa, the flowers of this Strelitzia look much like an exotic, origami tropical bird that’s peeking out from the foliage, so many people like to cut the long-lasting flowers and place them in a vase to bring some nice color to any room. It’s not just people that are attracted to the flowers, hummingbirds love them too! Add one of the most tropical-looking plants you can find to your landscape and bring instant curb appeal!

This bird of paradise plant has a slow growth rate and can grow to be a fairly large plant over time. They love to grow with partial to full sun exposures and can be used as an indoor houseplant in bright rooms, where they love to grow in clay pots. They are waterwise plants, and easy to care for, with low to moderate watering needs once established. Create your own tropical backyard paradise! We love to plant them in any landscape, from urban gardens to poolside landscapes, where they work well with other tropical-looking plants, including palm trees.

The Tropical Bird of Paradise is a beautiful accent plant, especially on patios or near pools and water fountains. At Palm Paradise, we have been growing these tropical beauties for over 20 years, so we have the bigger specimens you want right now!

  • Showy orange flowers bloom in Fall and Winter
  • Evergreen
  • Slow growth rate
  • Can grow in pots and raised planters
  • The official flower of the City of Los Angeles
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Year-round interest
  • Low maintenance plant
  • Good indoor houseplant for growing in bright rooms


Large tropical ornamental with huge Banana like leaves

Beautiful tropical accent or focal point for large shaded open areas

Great patio container plant

Houseplant in bright rooms