The Queen of Indoor Plants

Imagine a plant so vibrant and exotic, it's named after a celestial creature. Meet the Strelitzia reginae, more commonly known as the Bird of Paradise. This indoor beauty is sure to add a tropical touch to your living space.

Strelitzia reginae

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Significant Human Health Risks

This plant is toxic and may cause severe health issues.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Strelitzia reginae

Standing tall at 3-4 feet and spreading equally wide, the Bird of Paradise is a sight to behold. Its eye-catching leaves, in shades of pewter and jade, are a perfect backdrop for the spectacular flowers. These blooms, in hues of azure, coral, mauve, and pearl, are reminiscent of exotic birds in flight, hence the name.

Did you know the Bird of Paradise is also known as the Crane Flower in South Africa, its native land? This is due to the resemblance of its flowers to the colorful cranes found in the region.

Also known as

Bird of Paradise
Bird of paradise plant
Crane flower
Queen Plant

Our design recommendations

The Bird of Paradise is a perfect addition to any indoor setting. It thrives in pots and can be a stunning centerpiece on a terrace. Its tropical vibe can transform any space into a lush, green haven.