Tropical Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae )


Tropical Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

  • Other common names include Strelitzia, Crane Flower
  • Showy bird of paradise flower is long-lasting and ideal for cutting
  • Colorful, tropical accent
  • Good around pools & patios
  • Also good accent near palms
  • Periodic blooms Spring thru Fall

Most everyone is familiar with the bird of paradise flower. This unique-looking flower is large and bird-like, with orange, blue and white flower heads that brings the look of the tropics to any Houston landscape. Native to South Africa, it’s commonly called the Tropical Bird of Paradise and along with its unique flower, this evergreen also features crowns of long stalks with large green foliage, so it can provide year-round interest wherever you have them planted. We love to plant them as an accent, where they look especially nice near patios and swimming pools. We also like to plant them with other tropical looking plants such as Hibiscus, Lantana, Plumbago or Palm trees, where they can add instant curb appeal that is sure to leave a lasting impression!

Don’t have a green thumb? Tropical Bird of Paradise are easy to grow, low maintenance plants, though they do have a slow growth rate, so buy as big as you can if you want to have that exotic, tropical look right away. They are also drought tolerant once established with low to moderate water requirements, so if you’re looking for a waterwise plant, this is a good choice!

We love these Birds of Paradise and know you will too. Come visit any of our huge nurseries and we will be glad to help you pick the perfect trees, plants and more for the perfect spot in your yard. We have what you need to revamp any landscape and our professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted and treated with our specialized Supercharged Moon Juice and Moon Dust fertilizer to get your plants growing just right!


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