My botanical name is Strelitzia nicolai but I am more commonly known as White Bird of Paradise. I can grow 7-8 feet tall and will add beautiful full, green look to your home. The bird of paradise is the official flower for a ninth wedding anniversary. In Hawaiian, the name means âLittle Globeâ and represents magnificence. These birds also lend their name to a colorful flower. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The plant is a legume and there are over 70 species of the plant. I have a large flat deep green oval leaves similar to banana trees. The large bird-headed flowers of Strelitzia are classic and easy to recognize. Caesalpinia is also called a bird of paradise but it has a much smaller head on an airy-leaved bush. Bird of Paradise Flower Symbolism & Colors Caesalpinia Bird of Paradise Plant Types. Dwarf Orange Bird Of Paradise features bold spikes of orange flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from late winter to late fall. Birds of paradise also represent having a good perspective on life. South Africa's bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a member of the banana family. The 12-wired bird-of-paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca, sometimes S. ignotus) is a short-tailed, 33-cm bird with flank plumes elaborated as â¦ The greater bird-of-paradise (P. apoda) has been introduced into the island of Little Tobago, in Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of Venezuela. I am native to South Africa but I was grown in Florida and am so happy to be going to my new home. Its attractive pointy leaves remain dark green in color with curious bluish-green undersides throughout the year. In Hawaii, the bird of paradise grows wild and is a significant part of the culture.