White Bird of Paradise Plants

Strelitzia nicolai

Growzone: 9-11

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10" POT 3-4' tall $79.95
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This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 8' - 10'
Mature Width: 4' - 5'
Classification: Green Foliage
Sunlight: Bright, direct light to Full sun (if outdoors)
Habit: Upright palm, narrow at base
Flower Color: Does not flower indoors, white and purple flower
Foliage: Green, glossy
Soil Condition: Likes to dry out occasionally
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Houseplant for bright spaces

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White Bird of Paradise plant is named for it's regal, white bird-shaped flower. This plant does well with lots of bright light indoors or full sun outdoors.

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Easy to Care for White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise is named for its regal, white bird-shaped flower. This plant does well with lots of bright light indoors or full sun outdoors. Not prone to insects or diseases, it's very low maintenance. Large palm shaped fronds taper down to thick green stalks that produce new leaves from the center of the plant. Typically, these plants are symmetrical, or very close to it. Flowers form when these plants are kept outdoors in full sun and are mature enough. White Bird of Paradise prefers to stay somewhat dry. White Bird of Paradise is an elegant, graceful palm-like plant that gives vertical height and personality to any space, indoors or out. The large, lush green leaves have a very large spread and could serve as a focal point in an atrium or living room. White Bird of Paradise prefers to be given as much light as possible indoors, preferably nearby southern exposure or in a sunroom. Outdoors, these lush plants can be planted in full sun and where they have room to expand as they will grow about 20' tall with a 6' spread. Leaves are shredded when exposed to high winds, but tend to hold their shape and form better than bananas.

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History and introduction of White Bird of Paradise:

White Bird of Paradise originates from South Africa, and the common name comes from the flower which looks like a bright tropical bird in flight. The large banana like leaves form above thick, upright stalks resulting in an attractive foliage plant. This lush plant lends a strong vertical form to any room inside the house, or vibrant personality to a yard outside. Although unlikely to flower inside, this is one of the few houseplants that can handle strong, direct sun for several hours a day. Strelitzia nicolai is the Latin name for White Bird of Paradise. Strelitzia is derived from Queen Charlotte Mecklenburg-Strelitz, she named it after herself once her husband became king and had control over Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. The first White Bird of Paradise was brought over to England in 1773 and added to the collection at Kew. Nicolai is so named for the Grand duke Nikolai Nikolaievich the elder, third son of Czar Nicholas I of Russia.