This is the most well known of the Birds of Paradise, with leathery leaves to 3′ long, the plant itself is trunkless and clumping. The flowers are in the shape of bird beak bracts of crested vivid blue and bright orange. Blooming time is late summer to early winter and can be grown outdoors as a landscape plant or container plant where it enjoys being pot bound. Very exotic! One of our favorites makes and excellent cut flower!