WHITE BIRD OF PARADISE
[Strelitzia nicolai] AKA Natal Wild Banana, Crane Flower. The White Bird of Paradise [Strelitzia Nicolai], so named after its white flower resembles the head of the bird, with a white crest and purple beak. Please note though that this beauty is unlikely to flower 'in captivity'! A magnificent evergreen houseplant that will elevate any space. Highly recommended.
The White Bird of Paradise [Strelitzia Nicolai], so named after its white flower resembles the head of the bird, with a white crest and purple beak. Please note though that this beauty is unlikely to flower 'in captivity'! Although not related to true bananas, it has large banana like leaves that stand tall and really bring the tropical feel into your home. A magnificent evergreen houseplant that will elevate any space.
Native to Southern Africa.
Positioning + Light Needs
A lot of bright, natural light but fairly limited direct sun is perfect.
Water whenever first couple of inches of soil are dry in Spring and Summer months. Less so in Winter, let the soil dry out between waterings.
Yes please, I enjoy high humidity so mist me every few days, especially in the Winter months when the heating kicks in.
Feed me once a month every Spring and Summer.
Re-pot about every second year or so. Keep your eye on the roots outgrowing its pot.
Child / Pet Friendly
No, all parts toxic.
As a houseplant, very unlikely unless she's with you for several years growth and is supremely looked after.
Look out for
Splitting leaf tips: don't worry, this is a natural occurrence as the plant matures.
Browning leaves: usually down to too low humidity and /or under watering.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here