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.

Please note, the planter is not included in the price.


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.