Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicholai)

$39.00 AUD

The Bird of Paradise, scientifically known as Strelitzia nicholai, is a striking plant named for its exotic, bird-like flowers that resemble a bird in flight. Native to South Africa, this plant can grow quite large, making it a dramatic and tropical addition to any indoor or outdoor space. It is known for its lush, banana-like leaves and can serve as a stunning focal point.

    About Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicholai)

    Care Instructions

    Light Requirements:

    Bird of Paradise plants thrive in bright, indirect light and can tolerate some direct sunlight. They benefit from several hours of direct morning sunlight but should be protected from the harsh afternoon sun.

    Water Requirements:

    Water the plant thoroughly when the top 13cm of soil feels dry. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging, which can cause root rot. Watering frequency can be reduced in the winter months.

    Soil Requirements:

    Use a rich, well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for tropical plants or a blend of potting soil with perlite and peat moss works well.

    Humidity:

    Bird of Paradise plants prefer a humid environment. Regular misting or placing a humidifier nearby can help maintain the necessary humidity levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.

    Pro Tip

    To encourage blooming, provide your Bird of Paradise with bright light and keep it slightly root-bound. This plant can take several years to flower, so patience is key.