Does a Bird of Paradise Plant Regrow?
The bird of paradise plant, also called Strelitzia reginae or crane flower, is originally native to South Africa. It has a brightly colored flower that resembles a flying bird, and grows well in tropical and subtropical climates. This flower is a perennial, and lives for more than one year.
- Bird of paradise plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall, forming a clump of leathery leaves similar to banana tree leaves. It produces a tall flower stalk in the late winter or early spring, with one to three bright orange and blue flowers per stalk.
- These plants are native to relatively warm regions, and according to Clemson University, prefer temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees F during the day and between 50 and 55 degrees F at night. These plants can withstand temperatures as low as 24 degrees F for a short period, but extensive freezing damages flower buds. Damaged plants tend to regrow again in the spring, but may be stunted.
Time to Flower
- These perennial plants take three to five years to bloom when grown from seed, but can also be propagated by division. Divided bird of paradise plants take only one to two years to reach maturity.