STRELITZIA NICOLAI

'The Bird of Paradise'

ORIGIN: South Africa
FAMILY: Strelitziaceae
PLANT TYPE: Perennial

LIGHT: The Bird of Paradise can handle light levels from direct sunlight to low indirect light. However, it will flourish in a sunny spot.


CARE: Keep the soil moist, but not soggy during the spring through fall. In the winter, allow two inches of soil to dry out between waterings. The Bird of Paradise cannot handle ‘wet feet’, meaning its roots should not sit in wet soil. It’s best to keep your Bird of Paradise on the dry side.

Appreciates the occasional misting, which also helps remove the dust from its glossy dark leaves.
Your Bird of Paradise prefers average indoor temperatures of 65° C and 80° C.


REPOTTING: Young plants should be repotted every year. For older plants, repotting is done in spring every 2 to 3 years.

DID YOU KNOW? Bird of Paradise likes a salt-free diet, so you may need to switch to distilled water if you notice the leaves are turning brown. We recommend letting your tap water sit uncovered overnight to allow for the chlorine and fluoride to evaporate.

EXTRA: Giant Bird of Paradise plant flowers can be seen at the point where the leaf fan protrudes from the stem