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Bird of Paradise Plant

Strelitizia Nicolai

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The Bird of Paradise plant is an elegant tropical houseplant with large, broad, waxy leaves. We think the Strelitzia is the perfect home improvement investment and transforms your space with ease.

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Sonia MartenSonia Marten
18:12 12 Jul 24
Lovely plant pot very well packaged 📦
Jurgita Gucaite WilsonJurgita Gucaite Wilson
10:35 09 Jul 24
Excellent service and quality. Super fast delivery. Will most definetly come back. Thank you
Graham BallGraham Ball
12:42 07 Jul 24
This plant was a gift from my daughter. It arrived well packaged and importantly is in good condition. Care instructions included, so no problems.
Salop-ladSalop-lad
20:34 27 Jun 24
good value for money, excellent quality, very very pleased with the service
Audrey FarrellAudrey Farrell
07:45 26 Jun 24
Lovely healthy plant in secure packaging. Will definitely use again.
Linda KaneLinda Kane
13:08 25 Jun 24
William KinnairdWilliam Kinnaird
13:25 24 Jun 24
All as described, prompt delivery, well packed, looks good.
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20:09 22 Jun 24
Great experience with the customer service (shout-out to Marika) on one out-of-stock item.Compliments to the selection of beautiful plant pots at great prices ; I've been asked where I got them from work colleagues.
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12:55 20 Jun 24
Fantastic and very informative website with a great selection of plants all at very competitive prices. Delivery was well packaged and swift. The Kentia Palm is absolutely beautiful and in top condition. I highly recommend Oxy Plants and I will definitely buy from your firm again.
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13:55 18 Jun 24
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16:46 17 Jun 24
Couldn't fault their service or plant quality. I live in Northern Ireland and it is extremely difficult at the moment to have a plant delivered it came in good time and plant was in excellent condition will use them again. I got a few peace lilies for an addition to my aquarium set up and doing great! Thanks
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15:35 17 Jun 24
Ordered plant & pot,arrived promptly,in good condition,well packed,good price.Would recommend.
Shanthi HeilShanthi Heil
20:54 16 Jun 24
I was so pleasantly surprised at how big and robust the plant I ordered was. I'm in love with it and can't stop smiling every time I see it. It was a brilliant purchase. Thank you!
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10:03 11 Jun 24
Beautiful plant nicely packagedThankyou
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18:45 07 Jun 24
Excellent product and speedy delivery. Thank you.
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15:24 04 Jun 24
Brilliant!Excellent pots and plant, such great value for money - so glad I found this site, will definitely use in future, 100% recommend!
Robert EyreRobert Eyre
14:12 02 Jun 24
Lovely plants in really nice pots. Well packaged and delivered. Even received a phone call from John to say that he thought my pot choice would be too big and would sub a smaller size when the order was sent out, he was right.
Jacqui TinsonJacqui Tinson
12:06 02 Jun 24
Beautiful plants condition excellent will definitely recommend to family and friends
Caroline HefferonCaroline Hefferon
22:44 01 Jun 24
Hubbie was over the moon well packed and highly recommend
Emma GeeEmma Gee
15:35 31 May 24
Great service. Beautiful plant delivered in a sophisticated pot that I also bought and lovely water sprayer too. Excellent delivery service . Plant,pot and sprayer well wrapped and protected. Absolutely no hesitation to order more plants and bits from Oxy plants.
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18:49 28 May 24
Small but healthy plants.
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09:58 27 May 24
Plant arrived well packaged and in good condition
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17:40 23 May 24
Very helpful and really good quality artificial plants they look so real very pleased
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16:03 23 May 24
I'm very pleased with the two plants I ordered. They very healthy plants , packed very carefully and the delivery was very quick.
Trevor ConlonTrevor Conlon
11:55 22 May 24
A lovely bird of paradise plant with additional pot. Delivered in good time and well wrapped, better vfm than others available online. Very happy, as is the plant .
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18:48 21 May 24
Very good healthy plant. Delivery within a few days. No problems at all. Would use again.
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07:43 14 May 24
I ordered a Monstera a great specimen arrived a few days later. I am very happy with it. Only problem is the package was a bit tight and some leaves were damaged but I guess this is inevitable.
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10:30 13 May 24
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Linda GilbertLinda Gilbert
06:20 13 May 24
Beautiful plant, exceeded my expectations & received punctually with thanks, good choice with size alternatives online
Kim UrryKim Urry
18:04 12 May 24
Had a really good experience, my delivery was a bit delayed due to waiting for stock of Bird of Paradise which didn’t time well for me going away. On contacting the team John was very responsive and accommodating with arranging delivery for when I was back instead. Plants were packaged very well, arrived in perfect condition and all super healthy. Would recommend Oxy Plants and would purchase from them again in the future!
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How To Care For Bird of Paradise Plant

Water your Bird of Paradise when the top half of the soil has dried out. You can purchase a soil & light tester to check when your plant needs hydrating. Don’t allow your Strelitzia to sit in water to avoid the onset of root rot.

Strelitzias love the sun, so place it in the brightest room in the house. Don’t let it stand in a cold, drafty place as this plant is not cold tolerant. It’s also good to wipe the leaves of any dust monthly to let your Bird of Paradise plant bask in all the sunlight it can.

Bird of Paradise plants thrive in bright, moist environments with good air circulation. To maintain a high level of moisture, mist the leaves from time to time to hydrate the leaves with a water mister.

This plant likes rich and well-draining soil. Consider adding a natural houseplant fertiliser and horticultural grit to your potting medium for an extra happy plant.

You can use houseplant feed once a month. But switch to a product high in potassium (like Poinsettia or Tomato-labelled Feed) when the plant is in bloom to prolong the duration of the flowers.

If using fertiliser is new to you, read our “How to Fertilise Your Houseplant” page!

Check this houseplants cubbyholes occasionally for spider mites and mealybugs, scale, thrips and vine weevils. If you find any pests consider using an organic insecticide like neem oil.

If you think your plant is suffering from a pest or disease, take a look at our Pests and Infections page!

Check your Strelitzia’s roots yearly. If your plant is root-bound (its roots are growing out of the bottom of your pot) then it’s time for a new planter).

Wondering how to repot your houseplant? Take a look at our repotting guide. It has all the information you’ll need!

Care for your Bird of Paradise Plant with these

About Bird of Paradise Plant

The beautiful Bird of Paradise plant originates from South Africa. An elegant houseplant with large, broad, waxy leaves resembling the banana plant (giving it the nickname ‘Wild Banana’).

The Bird of Paradise plant can grow to huge heights, making it a real showpiece in your home. This exotic houseplant loves a warm, humid environment – so, choose a spot where it isn’t going to suffer from cold drafts or changes in room temperature.

Strelitzia Nicolai are also effective at purifying your air! Due to its large leaves, this indoor plant can improve air quality, making your home a happier and healthier environment.

However, the bird of paradise plant is considered toxic. It is perfectly safe to keep in the home if not consumed. If you have a child, cat or dog which may eat the plant it would not be safe.

How to decorate with your Bird of Paradise plant

This plant works best on the floor due to its size. Choose the right size based on the size of your house and where you want it to live – you’re going to be the best judge of how big you want to go here. As a guide, 1m (for most people) is around hip height and 1.5m is a little under your head. It’s worth remembering that the leaves of the Strelitzia arch outwards so you may need a wider space than that of the pot.

Best care tips for Strelitzia

  • Find a brightly lit spot for your strelitzia and keep away from any cold draughts.
  • Treat your plant to a misting to keep well hydrated
  • Wipe the leaves free of dust weekly to maximise photosynthesis
  • Read our full care guide below on how to care for your Bird of Paradise Plant, or check out the RHS’s guide here

Bird of paradise plant leaves can tear, this is natural for them. We understand it can be upsetting if your plant doesn’t arrive in perfect condition. If you aren’t happy with your plant, please speak to a member of our friendly team 😊

Is this product not for you? Not to worry! Take a look at our (almost) Unkillable plants and our Best Large Houseplants pages.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

Botanical Name
Strelitizia Nicolai
Nicknames
Crane Flower, Wild Banana
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
No. Toxic if consumed.
Available in sizes
  • Height 50-70cm | Pot size: 17cm
  • Height 90-110cm | Pot size 21cm
  • Height 110cm-140cm | Pot size 27cm
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