Bird of Paradises are very beautiful tropical plants. They have uniquely shaped flowers which resemble a bird's head. Several varieties are known, the most popular being 'Strelitzia reginae', the Orange Bird of Paradise, and 'Strelitzia nicolai', the White, or Giant Bird of Paradise. All have paddle shaped, leathery leaves, and form clumps. Strelitzia plants are easy to grow in a rich soil, with regular applications of fertiliser. They look great around pools, in pots and as garden features.