Baby Strelitza Nicolai (White Bird of Paradise, Wild banana, Giant Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise)
Baby Strelitza Nicolai (White Bird of Paradise, Wild banana, Giant Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise)
Baby Strelitza Nicolai (White Bird of Paradise, Wild banana, Giant Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise)

Baby Strelitza Nicolai (White Bird of Paradise, Wild banana, Giant Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise)

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Strelitzia Nicolai is a truly tropical plant that we love; it gives the rainforest feel to any home. Common names include the White Bird of Paradise, Wild banana, and Giant Bird of Paradise. It's beautiful, whatever you call it. A bold and elegant, tall houseplant originally native to the evergreen coastal forests of South Africa, and it's recently become established in Mexico as a wild plant so, sometimes called the Mexican bird of paradise. It’s also ingenious because it has developed to allow its leaves to split to let light through to the lower part of the plant, an adaptation for its native habitat in the jungle.

Strelitzia Nicolai shouts ‘tropical’ to anyone looking at it with its dark green, graceful foliage reaching up towards the light. Although it’s a tall houseplant, it doesn’t take up a lot of space with its slim form.  

The White Bird of Paradise would make a fabulous houseplant gift for that extra special person who likes the flavour of the tropics. Imagine the pleasure when that plant gift delivery arrives at the door!

This Strelitzia plant is not hard to manage and will bring so much pleasure! Our Baby houseplants selection is huge and ideal for young collectors or gifting. 

If you decide to gift this houseplant to a special person, we can make it even more personal by including a free, handwritten card with your delivery. We won’t enclose the paperwork, so there’ll be no seeing the price!

Strelitza Nicolai Care

Srelitza Nicolai is good for beginners. It prefers rich, moist soils with good drainage in full sun to part shade. 

Where should I put it?

Strelitza Nicolai likes high or direct sunlight. A sunny spot is ideal.

How much should I water?

Soil should be kept moist but not soggy.  The best advice is to water when the top couple of inches of soil is dry.

Is Strelitza Nicolai suitable if you have pets? 

This Strelizia is toxic to cats and dogs.

Should I feed this houseplant?

You can give this plant a feed in spring and summer - why not try our vegan, organic plant food?

What size is this White Bird of Paradise?

W9.5cm x H25cm

If you would like more information on caring for Strelitzia Nicolai - White bird of Paradise, please have a look at our video here

All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot

Shipping: We ship via DPD’s 24-hour tracked carbon neutral service. 

Delivery times are 7-10 working days, but are usually much quicker. More details can be found here

We post all our plants to most of the UK, with the exceptions of the Islands of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Isle of White, the Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands due to the high cost of shipping.

Measurements: The plant heights provided encompass the plant stem and the foliage length, along with the depth of the grow pot, which includes the living root system, and not just the portion of the plant that is visible above the soil level.

Although we strive to provide plants within the specified size range, there may be some instances where the plants supplied could be slightly smaller or larger than the size selected.

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