Bird of paradise flower - plant. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf.
Banana flower - underneath the petals of the flower grow immature bananas. Eventually the petals fall off and the plant's stems reveal large clusters of green bananas. Banana flowers have a sweet scent and a taste - how creative is that!