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Strelitzia Nicolai

Bird of Paradise

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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
75cm height, 19cm pot 40 75 19
90cm height, 21cm pot 70 90 21
120cm height, 24cm pot 70 130 24
130cm height, 27cm pot 80 130 27
160cm height, 35cm pot 90 160 35

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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Light Zones Sunlover Bird of Paradise detail shot

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