Water Bear - you can roast it, fry it, wash it, dry it, freeze it, irradiate it, super-nuke it, and send it into the airless vacuum of space. When you bring it back down, place it in a drop of water, and it will wake up like nothing ever happened.
Echeveria minima is native to Mexico. It forms small tight clusters, and has small orange bell shaped flowers in the spring. This plant is a blue/green in coloring. While it is never truly blue blue, it does take on bluer tones during different seasons.
Bird of Paradise - There are more than three dozen species in the family Paradisaeidae, more commonly known as the birds of paradise. Most are distinguished by striking colors and bright plumage of yellow, blue, scarlet, and green.