The red bird of paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) a flowering broadleaf evergreen shrub native to tropical and subtropical climates. Unlike many tropical plants, it has a good tolerance for drought, making it a favorite for desert landscapes. These evergreen shrubs feature bright red, orange, and yellow flowers, bowl-shaped and about 2 inches wide, that appear steadily all season long and which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. In Hawaii, the flowers are popular for use in leis. The leaves have long, pointed fronds that are reminiscent of ferns.