Strelitzia (Birds of Paradise)
One of the most spectacular and impactful flowering plants for tropical to semi-tropical zones is strelitzia (bird of paradise). The growing conditions for bird of paradise, particularly the temperature range, are very specific. However, northern gardeners don’t despair. The plant can be grown in a container. The plant needs warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine to produce the characteristic blooms. Bird of paradise care is not difficult, but the plants do need rich soil that is well draining. It blooms most profusely when in full sun, but indoor plants should be slightly away from southern windows to avoid burning.