White Bird of Paradise Plants

Strelitzia nicolai

The White Bird of Paradise is an exotic tropical indoor house plant. It is known for its striking white and blue flowers that resemble tropical birds. Bird of Paradise does beautifully in warm, sunny patios or indoors in a pot or planter.

Growzone: 9-11

As Low As $109.95
1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
10 Inch Pot (3 to 4 Feet Tall) $109.95
2. Choose Recommended Add-Ons
Product Price Quantity
Espoma Organic Potting Mix $16.95
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer $17.95
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food $16.95
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This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 8 to 10 Feet
Mature Width: 4 to 5 Feet
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 or Strelitzia nicolai is a tropical house plant known for its regal, white bird-shaped flower. Its dramatic, glossy, banana-shaped leaves make White Bird one of the most popular indoor plants for interior designers and plant enthusiasts. White Bird loves humidity so give the soil a good soaking but allow to dry between waterings so the roots don't get soggy. Mist with a water bottle if you live in a particularly dry home or climate. White Bird of Paradise does well with a lot of bright light indoors or full sun outdoors and loves living in warm patios and sun rooms. W


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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 house plant does well with lots of bright light indoors or full sun outdoors. Not prone to insects or diseases, it is very low maintenance and easy to care for. 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.


Planting Information

Before you buy a White Bird of Paradise indoor house plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What is the best light for White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

What is the best light for White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

White Bird of Paradise plants prefer to have as much light as possible. Large south facing or western windows provide enough light indoors to keep them happy. Outdoors, they can go in full sun or some light shade.

What is the best soil for White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

What is the best soil for White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

White Bird of Paradise Plants need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have slightly dry conditions. Regular potting mix with compost works well for plants potted in containers. Try to avoid an area with clay soil if planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.

How do I water White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

How do I water White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

White Bird of Paradise Plants like to dry out occasionally between watering. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. Plants that are watered too often usually get crown or root rot, meaning the plant will die at the soil base, or the roots will die first. This is a good reason to fill a saucer with pea gravel under the pot to allow excess water to completely drain from the pot after each watering. This also helps to raise the humidity level locally around the plant which White Bird of Paradise plants thrive in.

How do I fertilize White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

How do I fertilize White Bird of Paradise Indoor Plants?

Any all purpose, fertilizer will work for White Bird of Paradise Plants. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble quick release, and granular slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting White Bird of Paradise indoors or outdoors.


Frequently Asked questions

Is White Bird of Paradise toxic to cats and dogs?


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