Extra Large Strelitzia nicolai (Bird of Paradise)

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A plant that needs no introduction, the iconic, paddle shaped leaves of the Strelitzia arch upwards elegantly. This species is the taller one with white flowers (our personal favourite), although it's unlikely to flower at home. Strelitzia need direct sunlight to be happy, and will be grateful for some fertiliser during warmer months.

This giant plant will need a giant planter. Get in touch to find out what the options are. We also offer a full delivery and installation service (London only), if required.

Please note, there is a 1-2 week leadtime for our extra large plants.

Delivery / Installation (London only)

We only offer our extra large plants to customers based in London. We deliver personally with a large van to ensure they arrive in the best possible condition, hence the higher delivery cost. We're happy to advise on placement and general plant care when delivering.

If you'd like the full works including delivery and installation by a professional team using top quality substrate, just get in touch and we'll provide a quote: hello@underleaf.uk


Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.

Light requirements

Requires some direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to browning or loss of the leaves and low growth rate.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
  • Prune out any brown or dried leaves by cutting as close the the base of the plant as possible.
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
  • For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our Plant Care 101 guide.


    South Africa


    Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.


    Pot size: 45cm / Height: 200cm / Width: 100cm