Giant White Bird of Paradise
Native to: South Africa
Type: Tropical, understory plant
- The leaves of this plant are very large and cover a large surface area that allows the leaves to obtain as much sunlight as possible as it resides on the forest floor
- The surface of these leaves are thick and leathery, allowing to stand the pounding rainfall experienced in the tropical climate.
- Leaves: Feel the leathery texture of the leaves
- Flowers (if present) are large and resemble a bird (see picture below)
- The Giant White Bird of Paradise can reach heights up to 30 feet! The leaves are very similar to the Banana tree, and offer great shade.