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White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

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White Bird of Paradise: A Tropical Marvel for Your Home

Bringing Exotic Elegance Indoors

The White Bird of Paradise, scientifically known as Strelitzia, is a stunning tropical plant that brings a touch of paradise to any interior space. With its large, paddle-shaped leaves and unique, bird-like flowers, this houseplant is a showstopper in the world of indoor gardening.

Scientific Name: Strelitzia (species vary) 
Common Names: Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower
Origin: South Africa
Family: Strelitziaceae
Cultural Significance: Symbolizes freedom, joy, and paradise in flower language

Varieties of White Bird of Paradise

  1. White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai):

    • Larger variety with white flowers
    • Can grow up to 20-30 feet tall indoors
    • Also known as Giant Bird of Paradise
  2. Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae):

    • Most common variety with vibrant orange flowers
    • Typically grows 5-6 feet tall indoors
    • The classic Bird of Paradise plant
  3. Yellow Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'):

    • Rare variety with yellow flowers
    • Similar size to the orange variety
    • Named in honor of Nelson Mandela

Benefits of the Houseplant

  1. Stunning Focal Point: Dramatic foliage and unique flowers create a tropical centerpiece in any room.
  2. Air Purifying: Helps remove indoor air pollutants, improving air quality.
  3. Low Maintenance: Relatively easy to care for, suitable for both beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts.
  4. Long-Lasting: With proper care, can thrive indoors for many years.

Care Instructions for Your Bird of Paradise Plant Indoor

Light: Bright, indirect light. Can tolerate some direct morning sun.
Water: Allow top 2-3 inches of soil to dry between waterings. Reduce in winter.
Soil: Well-draining, rich potting mix.
Temperature: 65-80°F (18-27°C). Protect from cold drafts.
Humidity: Prefers high humidity. Mist regularly or use a humidifier.
Fertilizer: Feed monthly during growing season with balanced, liquid fertilizer.

Size and Growth

Mature Size: Varies by species. this plant can reach 20-30 feet, while Orange and Yellow varieties typically grow 5-6 feet indoors.
Growth Rate: Moderate to slow, depending on conditions.
Size Available: 4"-5" grow pot, approximately 3-4 feet tall.

Versatility and Placement

Ideal as a floor plant in living rooms, offices, or conservatories. This plant can make a stunning statement in homes with high ceilings or large, open spaces.

Shipping and Initial Care

Plants are carefully packaged to ensure safe arrival. Upon receiving your houseplant, unpack immediately, check soil moisture, and place in a bright area away from direct sunlight for acclimation.


Propagate by division of mature plants. Best done during repotting in spring.

Common Issues

Pests: Watch for spider mites and scale insects. Treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap.
Diseases: Susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Ensure proper drainage and avoid standing water.

Why Buy a Bird of Paradise Plant?

Whether you choose the majestic White Bird of Paradise, the classic Orange or the rare Yellow Bird of Paradise, these Strelitzia houseplants are sure to transform your space into a tropical oasis. Perfect for those looking to make a bold statement in their home or office, this houseplant is more than just a plant - it's a piece of living art.

Care Guide for the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

Note on Appearance

Photographs are representative of the species and not always of the specific plant shipped. Normal variations in size, leaf structure, and flowering may occur. Flowering is rare indoors and typically occurs in mature plants under optimal conditions.

Sun: Direct & Indirect

This plant thrives with partial direct sunlight and also flourishes in bright, indirect light. Optimal placement involves receiving gentle morning sunlight or a few hours of afternoon sun, followed by indirect light for the remainder of the day.

Light: Bright

For optimal growth, these plants thrive in bright light. Ideal indoor locations include a sunny window sill or a stool positioned next to a window, with or without blinds, depending on the plant's sun tolerance. Keep in mind that plant growth is influenced by the amount of light it receives.

Water: When half dry

White bird of paradise plant should be watered when the top half of the soil feels dry to the touch, typically occurring every week in a standard home setting. However, factors such as seasonal changes, environmental conditions, and lighting may influence watering frequency. To ensure proper hydration, it's advisable to err on the side of underwatering and check the soil's moisture level before watering again.

Humidity: Medium

The flower white thrives in environments with average humidity levels, although it will benefit from a slight increase in humidity. Consider misting the plant daily or using a humidifier to create an optimal growing environment.

Pet Friendly: Caution

The Strelitzia houseplant is moderately toxic and can cause adverse reactions if ingested, making it advisable to keep it away from pets. While the severity of the reaction depends on the amount consumed, if your pet doesn't typically chew on plants, this plant can still be a suitable addition to your home.

Pro Tip

The naturally occurring split leaves of the plant contribute to its distinctive avian appearance. Scientifically, this leaf division is thought to serve a purpose, possibly aiding in reducing wind resistance. Given optimal conditions such as ample southern sunlight exposure, appropriate humidity levels, and consistent temperature, indoor plants may even bloom.

Delivery Policy for Plant Condition

"I have only received part of my order. What to do?

No worries if you've only got part of your order! Our plants come from different nurseries and might arrive in separate shipments, typically 1-2 days apart. It's all part of ensuring your green friends reach you in top-notch condition!

If you do not receive the remaining packages within 48 hours contact support at

What is the Life Time Support?

Absolutely! Lifetime support means you can count on us whenever you have questions or uncertainties about your plant. Whether you're puzzled by its behavior or just want to ensure it's thriving, we're here for you. Connect with us on Instagram @mygreenscapeto or shoot us an email at

When it comes to our guarantee for plants shipped with standard or express, rest assured that we offer a 30-day happy healthy plant guarantee on all such shipments. This ensures that your plants are covered for 30 days after delivery, giving you peace of mind regarding their condition. If you have any concerns within this period, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

For further details, please visit our Local Delivery, Store Pickup, Standard Shipping Guide Page.

What to expect

Your plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot, typically 0.5" - 1" smaller than the stated size to seamlessly fit into your chosen decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are available for separate purchase.

Just like nature intended, each plant is unique, showcasing natural variations in size, shape, and characteristics. Our commitment is to deliver a plant that closely resembles the one featured on our website, matching your chosen size, and with the potential to thrive happily in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! If you're pondering about ordering plants online, you're not alone. We've compiled the most frequently asked questions. Check out our FAQ section here for quick answers! Happy planting!

Size Guide

Choosing the right pot size for your plants can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to gardening. But fear not! Our pot sizes chart can help you find the perfect match for your plants, ensuring they have enough space to grow and thrive. With our guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right pot size and plant variety for your gardening needs.

Plant Pot Size Guide.

Plant & Pot Size Chart
Extra Small 7-10 cm 2.5 - 3 inches
Small 11-12 cm 3.5 - 4 inches
Medium 14-17 cm 5 - 6 inches
Large 19-21 cm 8 - 10 inches
Extra Large 24-27 cm 12 - 14 inches

All sizes are specified in product details.

Your Complete Guide to Pot Sizes: What Size Should You Choose?

When selecting a pot for your plant, it's important to find the right size. But with all the different options out there, how do you know which one is best? We're here to help!

MyGreenscape's pot sizes chart is a great resource for finding your perfect fit. Our easy-to-read chart takes out all the guesswork and helps you quickly choose the right size for your plant.

Smaller pots are best for seedlings or small plants just starting out. These tend to be shallow but wide, allowing enough room for the roots of the young plant but not too much where they get overcrowded. Medium-sized pots are ideal when your plant has grown from its infancy and is ready for more space. These are deeper and wider than small pots, so that it can accommodate larger root systems - making sure your plant gets enough nourishment while still giving it breathing room. Large pots are top choice if you have an established plant in need of lots of space - think trees and large shrubs! The spacious depth and width allow plenty of room for deep root systems without struggling for air or light.

No matter what size you choose, MyGreenscape has got you covered, with our pot sizes chart guaranteeing you find the perfect fit every time!

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To prevent both under-watering and overwatering, use a well-draining potting mix and allow excess water to escape. Always check the soil moisture before adding more water to keep your plants thriving.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Victor Chen

Beautiful Bird of Paradise White! Fast delivery and the plant looks even better in person.

Rachel Garcia

The white bird of paradise is a showstopper! Its elegant leaves add a touch of sophistication to my home. Thrilled with this purchase.