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Strelitzia Nicolai

Bird of Paradise

From £48

My large paddle-shaped leaves on my long elegant stems make me a standout piece almost anywhere in the house - and I love sunny spots!

In the wild I can break out into a fantastic bloom of white flowers, but it can take a number of years for me to reach full maturity.

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To see me at my best

I love humidity and bright light - in the warmer Summer you can even move me outside so I can soak up those rays.

Size guide

Width Height Diameter
Large: 100cm 80 100 21
Extra Large: 140cm 80 140 27

The table gives a guide to the size of this plant and how it will fit into your space. Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.

Bird of Paradise x Size Guide
Bird of Paradise x Size Guide

How to look after me

  • Light

    Light

    I love the sunshine - you can put me in direct light, just be careful with the hottest summer rays.

  • Water

    Water

    Water liberally when the top of my soil is dry but don't let the soil become wet; water me much less in winter.

  • Food

    Food

    Feed me once a month in spring and summer.

  • Climate

    Climate

    I like regular misting and prefer temperatures over 20°C.

  • Other Maintentance

    Other

    Wipe my leaves every few weeks to remove dust.

  • Light Zones Sunlover

Things to look out for

  • Look Out

    Cracked leaf tips

    Leaves will split naturally as the plant ages.
  • Look Out

    Brown leaves

    This can be a sign of too low humidity or your plant may be underwatered.
  • Look Out

    Rotting at the base

    This is a sign of root rot caused by overwatering; repot into fresh compost.
  • Bird of Paradise detail shot

Health impacts

  • Toxic

    Toxic

    All parts are poisonous - keep away from pets and children.
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