Bird of Paradise Plant

Strelitzia
White Bird of Paradise Plant

An indoor Bird of Paradise is a slow growing plant with large paddle- shaped leaves that resemble those of a banana plant. Even indoors, a Bird of Paradise plant can easily reach a height of 6-7ft. This plant has no stem and the leaves, sometimes 3ft or more in length, emerge from a central frond. After 4 or 5 years, an indoor Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae) may, on rare occasions, produce an exotic orange/red flower that resembles the head of a crane. The Strelitzia Nicolai or White Bird of Paradise produces a blue/white version of this flower. Flower production is much more frequent when a Bird of Paradise is used as an outdoor plant.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants