This tropical palm look a like is native to the to South Africa. Closely resembling the Travelers palm or more commonly the Banana tree; the Bird of Paradise get its common name from the spectacular flowers it produces reminiscent of an exotic bird. The Bird of paradise or crane flower plant forms a 4 to 6 foot tall and wide clump that can be used as a focal point in the landscape or in mass plantings. These exotic plants also make for a perfect ornamental used inside and out. The evergreen leaves of bird-of-paradise do not drop from the plant, which makes it an excellent addition around pools or wherever shedding leaves are an aesthetic and/or maintenance problem.
With proper care, the Bird of Paradise will flourish in any setting and make a wonderful addition to your home or office.
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