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.

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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

This is a White Bird of Paradise, also known as Strelitzia Nicolai, and you may recognize this plant for its large, arching leaves that are a staple in many homes. Its deep green leaves are fairly wide and will often have splits in them, which occur naturally in the wild and as the leaves unravel so they are nothing to worry about and are unavoidable. Although they are quite slow growers indoors, each new leaf brings its own excitement and they will need lots of space as they mature since their leaves have a large wingspan. To produce the highest quality of growth, keep your plant in bright, indirect light outdoors for the late spring and summer months and then bring it back indoors in the early fall. Even though they can be known to bloom indoors, this variety produces white and blue flowers, we recommend purchasing one of these for their beautiful foliage as it is rare for them to do so.

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