White bird of paradise
Range: Southern Africa
The white bird of paradise is a great tropical garden plant, with tall stems and flat, fan-shaped clusters of leaves. Native to southern and eastern Africa, it grows well in the warmest parts of the United States. Its slender stems and split leaves give it a palm-like appearance, but the white bird of paradise is more closely related to banana plants. Its blue and white beaked blooms are reminiscent of tropical birds with fancy plumage.