Goplus 5.3Ft Fake Banana Tree, Artificial Bird of Paradise Plant for Indoor Outdoor, Potted Greenery Plants for Home, Office, Lobby Decor 4.6 out of 5 stars 104 $79.99 $ 79 . Growing Bird of Paradise Indoors Bird of paradise gives any room a tropical punch. Its broad, arching leaves make a dramatic, graceful statement in your home. The bird of paradise plant is very popular in outdoor landscape decorating because it requires a large space in order to mature in its maximum size. This evergreen perennial is grown worldwide for its impressive foliage and flowers. The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) is a stunning exotic tropical plant with distinct flowers and leaves like a banana plant.Bird of paradise flowers look like the head of a crane or birds from the family Paradisaeidae—commonly called “birds-of-paradise.”Although this is a tropical flowering plant, birds of paradise can grow in pots indoors. At Flora Grubb Gardens plant store in San Francisco, we almost always have Strelitzia nicolai in stock for indoors and outdoors. The bird of paradise or Strelitzia reginae is a flowering plant native to South Africa. The Bird of Paradise plant, or strelitzia, is a large and gorgeous foliage plant that looks just as majestic indoors in a pot, as it does outside in the garden.This plant is famous for its round palm-like leaves and its brightly-coloured architectural flowers that bloom to look like tropical birds – earning the strelitzia the household name of ‘Bird of Paradise’ plant. It blooms most profusely when in full sun, but indoor plants should be slightly away from southern windows to avoid burning. Birds of paradise are large, relatively easy to grow plants that lend a bold tropical flair to any indoor space. The Strelitzia reginae, the orange Bird of Paradise, and Strelitzia nicolai, the white Bird of Paradise, are the varieties that can be grown indoors as houseplants.Originating from South Africa these queens can reach heights of 20-30 feet! Mitja Derenda / Getty Images. This plant can be shy to bloom when its grown as a houseplant, but that’s probably a good thing, as the flowers drip nectar! This plant produces multiple large, leathery leaves sometimes 3ft or more in length. Although there are five different species in its genus, Strelitzia, the most common are the orange-and-blue-flowered S. reginae and the white-flowered S. nicolai.Most species have dark-green, paddle-shaped leaves that are 18 to 24 inches wide and can grow to four feet in length. However, keeping the bird of paradise plant indoor has become more popular in the last 30 years, and the care for it is most essential. When the birds land on it, the petals open and the birds’ feet are covered with pollen which fertilizes the next flower that the bird lands on. With proper care, a bird of paradise can grow to over six feet tall, even indoors. Growing indoors they won’t tower this tall but will still grow to about 5-8 feet. Even indoors, a Bird of Paradise plant can easily reach a height of 6ft-7ft. Giant bird of paradise grown for houseplant use can be found in our Sun Room area. Bird of paradise plants are pollinated by birds, not insects. The spathe provides a sturdy perch for the sunbirds. An indoor Bird of Paradise is a slow growing plant with large paddle- shaped leaves that resemble those of a banana plant. Bird of paradise is a gorgeous plant easily recognizable by its bold, funky and bright flowers. 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