Tropical Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae )
Tropical Bird of Paradise is a surprisingly sturdy tropical shrub in hot climates. A major requirement, however, is good drainage so they can be watered deeply and set strong roots. Once established they are fairly drought tolerant. It's bright orange and blue flowers appear in fall through spring on mature plants. Tropical looking leaves can reach 5’ high and spread as wide. Tropical Birds will acclimate to full sun but prefer protection in afternoons during hot summers. Grow in pots and raised planters in garden settings.
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