Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Origins: The Flamingo Flower is native to tropical areas of South America, but is now commonly associated with cultivators in Hawaii. The Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa, and naturalized in parts of Mexico.
Fun Facts: Sometimes referre...
Sometimes referred to as “dumbcane,” Flamingo Flowers are quite toxic and when ingested can swell the tongue, making it very difficult to speak. This is obviously dangerous. Don’t try this at home. The bird of paradise is known as the ultimate symbol of paradise and freedom. Due to their tropical nature, this flower also symbolizes freedom and joy.