The good news is that there is a wide range of ‘healthy’ shrubs and plants that wild birds just love. Common plant species such as Acacia, African violets, Aloe, Bamboo and even Begonia appeal to a wide variety of bird species.
The list of safe plants below had been compiled from a number of sources (including some local knowledge) and will be a great start when planning out your garden. Click one of the plant families below for more bird-safe plants.
Bromeliads - A member of the bromeliaceae family, bromeliads are easy to care for and require very little maintenance.
Ferns - One of the oldest plant families these leafy plants thrive in moist areas.
Figs - A tree that tolerates a wide variety of climates – birds love them!
Palms – Another popular choice for birds, the palm can survive in a range of temperatures and comes in a range of varieties.
Chickweed Christmas cactus Cissuskangaroo
Coffee tree Coleus Corn plant
Crab apple Creeping Charlie Dandelion
Dogwood Donkey tail Dracaena
Dragon tree Easter cactus Gold dust dracaena
Elephant foot tree Eucalyptus
Asparagus Bird nest Boston
Drake Ribbon Dish
Button Mother Maidenhair
Sword Squirrel’s foot Deer’s foot, Fiji
Polybody, ball Staghorn, elk’s horn
Creeping Edible Fiddle leaf
Laurel leaf Weeping Gardenia
Gold dust Grape ivy Hen & chickens
Hibiscus Jade plant Kalanchoe
Magnolia Mango Marigold
Monkey plant Mother-in-law’s tongue Nasturtium
Natal plum Nerve plant Norfolk Island pine
Areca, butterfly Bamboo Date
European fan Fan Fishtail
Holly Howeia Kentia
Lady Parlour Phoenix
Pony tail Pygmy date Rhapis
Roebelin Sago Sentry
Wine Passion flower Peperomia
Pothos Prayer plant Purple passion
Pyracantha Red-margined Rubber plant
Schefflera Sensitive plant Snake plant
Spider or airplane plant Thanksgiving cactus Thistle
Toyontree or California Umbrella plant Velvet plant
Wandering Jew White clover Yucca