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Care Guide

Bird of Paradise Care

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Meet the Bird of Paradise

The Strelitzia Nicolai, commonly known as the giant white bird of paradise or wild banana is a hardy plant that adds a tropical flair to any space! It features beautiful glossy banana-shaped leaves that fan out.

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Light

The Bird of Paradise can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions but will do best in a sunny spot.

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Pet Friendly

No

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Water

Water your Bird of Paradise when the top 50% of soil is dry. Be sure to water until liquid flows through the drainage hole and discard any extra water remaining in the saucer.

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Humidity

High

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Temperature

Bird of Paradise plants tolerate average room temperatures 65-80° F.

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Difficult Level

Easy

   Common Problems Q&A

Why are my leaves dry and curling?

Your plant may be lacking moisture and humidity. The bird of paradise likes to be kept somewhat damp. If you notice the top 50% of soil is dry make sure to give your plant a thorough watering. You can also try misting your plant a few times a week or using a pebble tray. 

What my Bird of Paradise bloom?

Its not likely your plant will bloom indoors but given the right circumstances it can happen. Keep in mind your plant needs to be about 4-5 years old before its is capable of producing flowers. Keep your plant in a sunny spot, do NOT repot often and give it consistent moisture. If your bird of Paradise does bloom, send us a photo, we would love to see it!

Why are there breaks and slits in the foliage?

Slits are not necessarily a cause for concern. They can naturally occur in the wild  to help the plant become more aerodynamic in the wind and rain.

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White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop
White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai' - House Plant Shop

White Bird of Paradise 'Strelitzia Nicolai'

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  • Botanical Name: Strelitzia Nicolai
  • Common Names: White Bird of Paradise
  • Description: Strelitzia nicolai, commonly known as the giant white bird of paradise or wild banana, is a species of banana-like plants with erect woody stems reaching a height of 6 m and the clumps formed can spread as far as 3.5 m. 
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