White Bird of Paradise
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The White Bird of Paradise, also known as a Wild Banana tree or Strelitzia Nicolai creates real impact! The large, ribbed, padel shaped leaves sit on long stems with a show stopping effect. Make an exotic statement with this sun loving plant either on its own or grouped with other house plants.
The White Bird of Paradise likes to be reminded of its sunny origins, place in as bright a spot as possible.
How to care for White Bird of Paradise
The Wild Banana Plant requires lots of light.
Wipe the leaves regularly to prevent dust buildup.
Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering.
Feed the White Bird of Paradise once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid feed.
This plant thrives in humid conditions, mist a few times a week.
NURSERY POT SIZE
12cm, 21cm, 27cm
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
30-40cm, 90-100cm, 120-130cm
Yellow leaves suggest over watering, a drooping plant means under watering.
This plant is harmful if ingested.
Indoor plants help bring personality, break up spaces and introduce new textures and tones.
At Soto we want to make looking after your plants as easy and enjoyable as possible. The White Bird of Paradise profile will help you get to know your new plant.
The Strelitzia nicolai, commonly known as the White Bird of Paradise or Banana Plant is native to costal areas of South Africa.
It thrives in warm and humid conditions, so it is important to place in a sunny spot and spritz the leaves to create a humid environment.
Be careful though, overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's crucial not to let the soil stay constantly soggy. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.
The leaves of this popular houseplant are arranged in a fan-like pattern and can grow up to 3 meters in length, giving the plant a tropical and exotic appearance.
Remove any yellow or damaged leaves regularly. Pruning can also be done to control the plant's size and shape. New growth typically emerges from the centre of the plant.
As the plant grows, it may benefit from staking or support to keep it upright.