Believed to be the essential emblem of Tropical Flowers, the Birds-of-Paradise (BOP) Flower is a marvelous flying bird-shaped orange-blue Flower. This Flower is believed to be the most prismatic blossom of nature and is inherent to the areas of South Africa. BOP out-blooms during the period of September to May and displays the unique design of a bird’s beak and its head feathers and thus gets its name. Praised as the absolute symbol of heaven and also as the mark of the sheer joyousness of livelihood, BOP is a highly appealing and desirable Flowering plant for creating picturesque landscape views. Along with the heart-dazing chromatic Flowers, the solid, smooth and polished leaves of the BOP plant, arranged in a crown-like texture and having a width and height of 6 inches and 18 inches respectively, further adds to the loveliness of the plant.
BOP is an indispensable blossom for making Tropical Flower bouquets and is the most celebrated bloom of the Exotic Flower family. The unusually beautiful shape and brilliant colors of BOP have made these flowers not just a designer's favorite, but also a popular symbol of paradise. The popular Birds-of-Paradise plant bears a unique flower that resembles a brightly colored bird in flight, giving it the common name, Birds-of-Paradise. The BPO Flowers make the plant an exceptionally attractive landscape plant. The Birds-of-Paradise foliage resembles small banana leaves with long petioles. The leaves on the Birds-of-Paradise plant are arranged strictly in two ranks to form a fan-like crown of evergreen foliage, thick, waxy, and glossy green, making it a very attractive ornamental plant.
The BOP plants always need warm and humid ambience to survive. In addition to the warmth of the full glowing sun, the BOP plant finds the temperatures of 65-70ºF. (18-21ºC) during day-time and nothing less than 50ºF (10ºC) during night-times the most suited ones for its growth. The BOP enjoys the moist soil during the seasons of spring and summer and during the time within the fall and the winter, it needs a bit of a dry soil. However, during the dryness of the winter, BOP plants need to be regularly drizzled for maintaining the wetness and moisture they are habituated with.
BOP is an indispensable blossom for making Tropical Flower bouquets and is the most celebrated bloom of the Exotic Flower family. It is further the official flower of the city of Los Angeles.
Also known as the Crane Lily, BOP is bred in the 4 varieties of:
Mountain Strelitzia (Botanical Name)
White or Giant Birds-of-Paradise or Wild Banana or Blue-and-White Strelitzia (Botanical Name)
African Desert Banana