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Strelitzia 'White Bird of Paradise'

Strelitzia 'White Bird of Paradise'

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Strelitzia nicolai 'White Bird of Paradise' is a houseplant known for its large, banana-like leaves that are glossy green and paddle-shaped. The plant is named for its striking white flowers that resemble a bird in flight, although it rarely blooms indoors. The leaves grow along upright stems, making it a statement piece in any indoor space. As a relatively fast-growing indoor plant, the White Bird of Paradise can reach a height of up to 5-6 ft.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Strelitzia nicolai

Common: White Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Can tolerate higher temperatures but should be protected from frost. Ideal nighttime temperature is around 50°F (10°C).
  • Can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon. Strelitzia can also adapt to lower light conditions, but it may result in slower growth and fewer blooms.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Strelitziaceae family, which is a small family of flowering plants that includes only 7 species.
  • native to South Africa in regions with a warm climate, thriving in the subtropical and tropical areas,particularly prevalent in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga provinces,
  • The flowers of the white bird of paradise plant are shaped like birds, which is how the plant got its name
  • The genus name "Strelitzia" honors Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III of the United Kingdom.
  • Strelitzia reginae, the most common species, is the official flower of Los Angeles, California.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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