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White Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia Nicolai

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£14.00
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Humidity

I'm mad about mist, if you mist me regularly I'll love you forever!

Light

I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.

Watering

Keep it consistent, once the top two inches of soil are dry, water me so I keep looking my best.
Facts
Botanical name
Strelitzia Nicolai
Nickname
White Bird of Paradise; Wild Banana; Crane Plant
Plant type
Indoor; Strelitzia
Plant height (including pot)
40-50cm; 80-90cm; 100-120cm; 140-160cm
Pet/baby safe?
Toxic to pets and babies
Growing Speed
Fast grower - max height 3m
Nursery pot size
13cm; 19cm; 27cm; 35cm

Top tip

The White Bird of Paradise plant loves the sun and humidity. In summer, you can put it outside to give an extra boost and encourage new leaf growth.

About White Bird of Paradise

We don't know about you, but any plant with the word paradise in it makes us Prickle with excitement imagining ourselves in a tropical paradise of our own! Fortunately, the White Bird of Paradise plant doesn't disappoint! This striking house plant has big green leaves that grow unbelievably tall if you have the patience. Its name comes from the jungle animal, birds-of-paradise, which has the same bright orange and purple colouring as the flower some variations grow (not this one though).

This South African native can never have enough sun or humidity. So keep it in bright, indirect sunlight in a warm (21-28°C, min 13°C) and humid environment. During summer you can even pop your Strelitzia plant outside for some extra vitamin D! This tall, indoor plant is a fast grower and can get quite big (max 3 m). Be sure to rotate it to encourage even growth. Don't panic if your Bird of Paradise has some split leaves, this is normal.

To care for your Bird of Paradise plant, mist it on occasion and regularly water it, be sure not to let it sit in water though! If you notice any brown marks, this could be that it has been given too much fertilizer. Just like you'd want to keep a real bird away from your cat or dog, you should also keep your Bird of Paradise plant away from them as it is toxic to pets and children.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Bird of Paradise questions @Prickleplantsuk.