The Bird of Paradise Plant (Strelitzia reginae) is a flowering house plant indigenous to Africa. It has this beautiful name due to the appearance of large flowers that reminds you of a bird. Some of the popular names of this plant include strelitzia and crane flower.

Strelitzia reginae

Knowing Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)


The Strelitzia can grow 6 ft. (180 cm) high and is an upright plant.


It has glossy dark green broad leaves. The main attraction of this plant is its flowers.


This plant produces beautiful and colorful flowers (5-6) in the growing season. The blooms take time and might take up to 3 years. Colors of flowers of this exotic plant comprises blue and orange.

Growing Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)


The bird of paradise needs bright sunlight for it to prosper. Try to placing it close to a window so that it gets direct sunlight. Alternatively arrange for proper indoor lighting. It is definitely not suitable for low light indoors.


The Strelitzia likes lots of water just like it loves sunlight. You need to regularly water the plant just letting to dry out the pot/ soil in between.


You can propagate the birds of paradise plant both by stem cuttings or seeds.



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