Bird of Paradise White Nicolai

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The White Bird of Paradise, aka Strelitzia Nicolai, is a species of evergreen tropical herbaceous plant, native to South Africa. It has broad and large green leaves and can sometimes, rarely indoors, produce beautiful, white bird-like flowers, like birds of paradise.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

The split leaves are totally normal, they give the Bird of Paradise plant it’s bird-like morphology and it is scientifically believed to be purposeful leaf tearing or losing of leaves to reduce drag in the wind. Under the right conditions, which include full, southern light exposure, proper humidity and temperature, Bird of Paradise may flower indoors.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Bird of Paradise White Nicolai

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Bird of Paradise White Nicolai

Botanical Name: Strelitzia nicolai

Strelitzia nicolai

Common Name: Bird of paradise, Crane flower

Bird of paradise, Crane flower

Origin: South Africa

South Africa

Introducing the Strelitzia Nicolai, an impressive and majestic houseplant that teaches us the value of standing tall and embracing our true colours, even when faced with imperfections.

The Strelitzia Nicolai, also known as the White Bird of Paradise, boasts large, glossy leaves that fan out like the feathers of an elegant bird. This remarkable plant serves as a reminder of the power of standing tall and being proud of our unique qualities, just like the vibrant bird it resembles. The natural tears on the leaves, a result of environmental factors, symbolize the beauty of imperfection and the strength to thrive despite challenges.

To help your Strelitzia Nicolai thrive, provide plenty of bright, indirect light. This tropical beauty needs ample light to flourish, much like how we require a nurturing environment to reach our full potential in life.

When it comes to watering, the Strelitzia Nicolai prefers to keep its soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Balance and mindfulness in plant care translate to the importance of maintaining harmony in our own lives.

As your Strelitzia Nicolai grows, it may reach impressive heights, creating a stunning focal point in your space. Support its tall stems, if needed, to ensure stability and strength. Like this resilient plant, we too can rise to great heights when given the right support and encouragement.

Welcome the Strelitzia Nicolai into your home, and let it inspire you with its symbolism of strength, confidence, and embracing our true colours, even in the face of imperfections. It's not just a plant; it's a powerful reminder that by standing tall and being proud of our unique qualities, we can make a lasting impact on those around us and create a vibrant, flourishing environment for ourselves and others.

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