Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) unfurls boldly tinted blooms that resemble birds in flight. A healthy, mature plant can produce up to 36 flowers spikes each year. In ideal conditions, plants can bloom year-round.
In growing areas where winter temperatures drop below freezing for extended periods of time, growing bird of paradise indoors is the only option. To get plants to bloom inside, place them in very bright light and let plants become crowded in their pots.
The terraced garden provides plenty of spaces for outdoor entertaining. A formal stone water fountain provides a focal point and leads visitors to the larger entertaining area with a cozy outdoor fire pit. Ample seating ensures a comfortable spot for everyone to relax on this luxurious stone patio.
This lush garden is a series of outdoor rooms with dense vegetation serving as walls. Coconut palms, fiery heliconias, red ginger and birds of paradise are just a few of the many tropical plants that grow here.
Like a bird of paradise, this unique door knocker sits outside a tropical beach home. Light reflects off his copper embellishment as he waits to knock on the wood. A lovely welcome into this Vero Beach spot.
Ashley Farrell created a low-maintenance mini oasis for this Santa Barbara couple and complemented the artificial turf with Dianella, asparagus fern, Phormium tenax and dwarf Bird of Paradise. Instead of using mulch she opted for tumbled black Mexican stones, which creates a nice contrast.
Kentia and Queen palms, old eucalyptus trees and re-planted giant birds of paradise border a lap pool that seconds as a reflecting pool mirroring the gorgeous, lush garden surroundings. A relaxing seating area was created at the far end of the lap pool, which includes comfortable lounge chairs with plush white cushions and bronze fire pit.
A bird's-eye view shows this gorgeous backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. It is an outdoor oasis that features lush plants, a symmetrical design, and plenty of water elements. The centerpiece is a stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles. Flowing urns, plenty of greenery and tropical-inspired plants that look like stars evoke thoughts of paradise at home.