Flowering plant | toxic to pets | bright light
Comes in a 17cm pot, approx 55cm tall
Scientific name: 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.
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. An ideal spot for it would be somewhere bright with a little shade.
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
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