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Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise will bring the tropics indoors with its broad and vibrant green leaves. With very little maintenance and a sunny room, it will make you feel you're on holiday every day of the year.

Thrives in bright direct or indirect light, needs the sunniest spot in the house.
Water every 1 to 2 weeks, letting soil dry out between waterings. Increase watering in warmer weather.
This plant likes a humid environment. Show it your love by spraying it with water every few days.
This plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot if no additional pot is selected. Nursery pot size: 24cm; Approx height: 100-110cm.

Hydration means happiness.

Make sure to show your plants some love by routinely watering them! Sound daunting? It's okay, we promise. We're here to help.

About this plant

Strelitzia nicolai is part of the Strelitziaceae family, native to the eastern Cape province in South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana. There are 5 species nestled into the Strelitzia genus. The first to be introduced into Britain was S. reginae in 1773 by Francis Masson. Sir Joseph Banks (the director of Kew Gardens at the time) named the exotic-looking plant Strelitzia in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III and Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who lived at Kew for many years. Out of the 5 species, S. nicolai is the only one that can grow up to 10 m tall and it was named after the Russian emperor Nicolas I.