Strelitzia is not an enormous plant family, in fact, there are only 5 known species and a few hybrids. Strelitzias are indigenous to South Africa and are perennials. They are commonly referred to as Birds of Paradise for their showy flowers, in particular the Strelitzia Reginae, which is famous the World over. Strelitzia Nicolai is the other extremely popular species, famous not so much for its flowers but it’s large size, big leaves and lush green foliage. Also known as the Giant Bird of Paradise it is popular as both a houseplant and outdoors to create a Jungle, tropical vibe. The other varieties are less common and here we explore those as well as some unique hybrids and variegated varieties. We hope you enjoy and if you find this exploration inspiring don’t forget to share!