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Bird of Paradise

Strelitizia Nicolai

From £65.00

The Bird of Paradise is an elegant houseplant with large, broad waxy leaves. This beautiful plant can grow to huge heights and often makes an excellent showstopper in any home it resides in. Requiring little care once you find the right spot for it, your Bird of Paradise will return the favour tenfold with it’s radiant beauty. We think this gorgeous plant is the perfect home improvement investment.


About Bird of Paradise

Botanical Name
Strelitizia Nicolai
Common Names
Air Purification Qualities
Child & Pet Safe?
All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and pets.

The Bird of Paradise is an elegant houseplant with large, broad waxy leaves. The plant can grow to huge heights and makes an excellent showstopper in any home it resides in. This exotic plant loves a warm, humid environment – so, choose a spot for it where it isn’t going to suffer from cold drafts or changes in room temperature.

The Strelitzia can even purify the air! Due to its large leaves, this indoor plant can improve air quality making your home a happier and healthier environment.

Please note. Bird of paradise leaves often tear, this is natural for them. We understand it can be upsetting if your plant doesn’t arrive in perfect condition, but we pack them as best as possible to prevent this and they often produce new leaves in no time at all.

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.


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How To Care For Bird of Paradise

Water your Bird of Paradise when the top half of the soil has dried out. Check this by sticking your finger into the soil up to your second knuckle. If your finger comes out dry and free of soil then you need to water.

The Bird of Paradise loves 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.

Strelizia thrives 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 and keep the dust levels down. Placing the plant’s base on a pebble tray will not only provide a stable level of humidity, but it’ll also reward you with more reliable growth during the colder months when the heaters are operating.

Bird of Paradise likes rich and well-draining soil. Consider adding a natural organic 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.

Check the Bird of Paradise’s cubbyholes occasionally for spider mites and mealybugs, scale, thrips and vine weevils.

Check your Bird of Paradise’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).

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