White Bird of Paradise | 17cm | Houseplant

Strelitzia nicolai

Is it a bird, is it a plane…? Nope, it's the White Bird of Paradise, with leaves that resemble a banana tree, which is why it is also known as the Wild Banana plant. The Bird of Paradise plant is considered the queen of all houseplants and no indoor plant collection is complete without one!

This plant has beautiful, dramatic flowers that resemble the head and beak of an exotic bird. However, unlike the colourful flowers of another Bird of Paradise variety, Strelitzia reginae, the blooms on the Strelitzia nicolai are white, with a dark blue/black coloured bract. 

Comes in a 17cm nursery pot, ceramic pot not included.

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Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Strelitzia nicolai



Plant Type

Herbaceous perennial

Pet Safe




How to care for your White Bird of Paradise | 17cm | Houseplant

Native habitat

This plant is native to Southern Africa.

Light and position in the home

The White Bird of Paradise likes bright to full sunlight. Be mindful of direct sun, especially during the summer months, as this can scorch the leaves. Somewhere bright with a little shade is ideal.


Water your Bird of Paradise only when the top half of the soil is dry, then water thoroughly until the excess water drains away. These plants are big feeders and will require regular feeding during the spring and summer months.

White Bird of Paradise | 17cm | Houseplant
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