Bird of Paradise Care Guide

Strelitzia or Bird of Paradise is a large-leaved exotic known for flowers that resemble a gorgeous tropical bird. As the plant matures, its leaves split with slits - an adaptation that allows the wind to pass through.

Strelitzia Juncea, Cylindrical Orange Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai, White Bird of Paradise

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Strelitzia reginae, Orange Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower

Simarouba glauca, Paradise Tree

Leaf Texture and Rich Color Make The Paradise a Stand Out The evergreen Paradise Tree is known throughout Central America for its medicinal and functional properties. The tree’s leaves and bark have been used by herbalists to treat malaria and dysentery, and its wood was often used for furniture. The Paradise can reach a height […]

Choosing a Statement Plant

As a dedicated plant parent, I have had the desire to explore different ways to bring greenery into my home, from the ready-to-go, statement plant, to cuttings for propagation. Big or small, there’s...

What’s Trending for Autumn Gardens

No doubt about it, the season has changed. Though some gardeners may be sad to see all those glorious summer colors fade or go dormant, there are many vibrant options available in fall.

Heliconia rostrata, Lobster Claw Heliconia

Go Exotic with Color and Form The Lobster Claw Heliconia showcases its unique claw-like flowers in vibrant hues of orange to red to yellow. A favorite of hummingbirds, this plant is sometimes mistaken for a Bird of Paradise. It’s also sometimes called the Parrot Flower, with tiny flowers covered by showy bracts. When you’re thinking […]

Ravenala madagascariensis, Travelers Tree, Travelers Palm

A PALM-LIKE IMPOSTER RELATED TO BANANAS & BIRDS OF PARADISE The Ravenala Madagascariensis or Travelers Palm is not a palm at all, but part of a flowering plant family native to Madagascar. The Travelers Palm grows to be enormous, truly a centerpiece for your landscaping with its huge leaves sprouting from long stems in a […]

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