The Strelitzia, commonly known as the Bird of Paradise Plant, is the spectacular, unmistakable and unchallenged Queen of the houseplant world. One look at it when it’s in flower and you know where it got its common name; the flowers look incredibly like the head of a rather exotic crested bird.
Strelitzia Reginae is the most recognisable and popular variety, with striking orange and blue flowers amongst broad, tropical looking leaves. In lush environments with plenty of water, the leaves will be a deep green, while in drier environments they take on a touch of pretty silvery-grey. Growing to 1.5 metres high by one metre wide, the plant keeps a dense, clumping habit.