The bird of paradise plant, Strelitzia reginae, is native to subtropical areas of South Africa. For years, it was considered a collector’s plant because it was difficult to find a nice specimen. With modern growing practices, bird of paradise plants are available more often, but are still much prized.
- height usually reaches anywhere from 4 to 5 feet tall
- Full Sun
- Hardy to 50° F
- The plant does best when grown in rich, loamy soil with good drainage.
- Dogs also enjoy nibbling on these plants, but the seeds are toxic, causing abdominal pain and vomiting so beware of this if you have pets.