How to Tell Bird of Paradise Types
I would like to know what type I have.
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If the plant is in bloom, you can send a picture so we can help identify it for you. Typically, the most popular type, Stelitzia, produces flowers that are reminiscent of flying birds - a telltale sign that you have this variety. This article will help with growing this type: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-an-exotic-flower-like-none-other.htm The other types, red, yellow and Mexican (which may also be red or yellow) look much different. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/mexican-red-bird-of-paradise.htm