Bird of Paradise plants provide an instant tropical feel with their huge and very photogenic leaves, and once mature they can produce spectacular flowers! They'll be happiest in bright indirect light and should be watered when the top inch or so of soil has dried out.
Pot size: 17cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light - can tolerate some direct morning or afternoon sun.
||Winter sun isn't as strong to they can handle a little more direct light.|
|Water when the top inch or so of soil has dried out.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.|
|Prefers warmer temperatures and higher humidity.
||Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.|
|Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.||Do not feed in Autumn and Winter unless the plants is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Bird of Paradise
Scientific Name: Strelitzia nicolai
Origin: South Africa
Toxicity: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.
Propagation: These can be propagated by root division when repotting the mother plant.
Common problems: Overwatering can easily cause root rot and yellow leaves, and be careful of too much direct sunlight burning the leaves!
Care Tips: Rotate the plant every now and then to ensure even growth.
Fun Fact: These plants can develop splits in their foliage in order to allow light to reach the lower leaves!
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.