Skip to Main Content
Rated 4.97 / 5
Greater London Area
Free Delivery Over £50
Bird of Paradise White in fibreclay pot
Bird of Paradise White close up
Bird of Paradise White in fibreclay chocolate pot
Bird of Paradise White Tivoli grey pot
Bird of Paradise White in dalton pot
Strelitzia nicolai Love sticker

Bird of Paradise White

£28
Easy care Easy-care
Icon Sunlight Sun-lover
Icon Best seller edit Best-seller
Icon Gift Top gift
Plant height
55cm
17cm pot
90cm
19cm pot
100cm
21cm pot
130cm
27cm pot
220cm
34cm pot
Pots that fit me
Nursery Pot
Nursery Pot
Free
Blue Fractured Pot
£38
Lisbon White
£15
Lisbon Charcoal
£15
Free delivery FREE scheduled deliveries on orders over £50

Strelitzia nicolai or the White Bird of Paradise is a lush tropical plant with large, deep-green, paddle-shaped leaves. These stunning plants work best as architectural centrepieces in bedrooms, bathrooms or living rooms, where you can admire them in all their glory.

PH icon Price match promise solid 3 1

Price match promise on plants

PH icon 5 star 3 1

London's #1 online garden centre

PH icon Hand Delivered Solid 3 1

Hand-delivered on a day that suits

Plant Happiness

To see me at my best

Put me in a sunny spot, close to an east, west or south-facing window. I love humidity so turn on a humidifier or keep me in a bathroom or kitchen.

Plant Care Tips

Plant Care Watering can 1

Water me when the top half of the soil has dried out. Let me drain as I hate my roots sitting in water.

White sun

Keep me in a sunny spot, next to an east, west or south-facing window. I am happiest in direct sunshine.

White misting

Mist me regularly, use a humidifier or keep me in a humid room such as your bathroom or kitchen.

About Bird of Paradise White

History

The genus of plants that Bird of Paradise belongs to is called Strelitzia. Strelitzia was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England and Ireland from 1761-1818. Queen Charlotte was an amateur botanist who took a great interest in and helped to develop Kew Gardens.

Cultivation

The Strelitzia nicolai is native to sub-tropical and coastal south Africa. Due to their stunning floral displays and architectural beauty, they are now cultivated worldwide and naturalised in North, Central, and South America, as well as parts of Portugal.

Care

Bird of paradise love warmth, sunlight and humidity. They can be thirsty during the summer months, but always ensure that the top few cms of soil has dried out in between watering. Bird of paradise roots hates sitting in water so be careful to always ensure their soil isn't waterlogged. In the wild, these plants burst out into fantastic white-blue blooms, but unfortunately, it is very unlikely that they will bloom in the UK. Wipe my leaves every few weeks to remove dust and let me absorb the sunshine.

Did you know?

Strelitzias are part of the same taxonomic group as banana plants, ginger and Zingiberales. Similarly to banana plants, they are technically herbs, due to their non-woody stems.

Toxicity

If ingested this plant can be toxic or poisonous so keep away from dogs, cats or other pets and small children.

Also Known As

Giant White Bird of Paradise; Wild Banana

We Recommend

Email

Join our Green Gang

Sign up to get £10 off your first order over £75. By signing up you agree to our Privacy Policy.