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.
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