More Paradise

Did you know that there are different colored bird of paradise plants?

This flower is also known as the crane flower because of its distinctive shape. Apparently there are 5 species of Strelitzia but I think I’ve only ever seen this one. I really want the white one, but they grow much, much larger. I read somewhere you have to wait for years for the plant to flower.

I tried to take some photos from more unconventional angles. From underneath….

and then there’s this one….

My ‘arty’ shot click here