Native to South Africa, the Strelitzia is more commonly known as bird of paradise!
By keeping the following in mind, we think anyone can handle this beauty!
Toxicity: Strelitzia Nicolai are toxic to animals and humans if ingested.
Water / Humidity: Strelitzia Nicolai like a bit of humidity; mist more than you water (which also helps keep the leaves free of dust). Root rot is a typical killer for this plant, so it’s really important to not over-water, and ideally use distilled water to avoid salt build-up in its soil. Moist soil = a happy Strelitzia Nicolai, with slight dry out between waterings.
Light: Strelitzia Nicolai tolerate a wide variety of indoor light conditions, from direct sun to low light. They cannot tolerate draughts, so keep them in a warm spot.
Soil / Nutrients: Strelitzia Nicolai prefer moist, well draining soil. During Spring - Summer, fertilize once monthly, and do not fertilize over the winter, as the plant goes into its dormant state.
Temperature: Indoor temperatures above 15°C are best for this plant.
If you have heating units or air-conditioners, it is best to avoid placing plants underneath or next to them. This is because of the air blowing out from these units can be extremely hot or cold which can leave a healthy plant burnt, damaged and stressed. We recommend the Australian made Munash Organics soil food & foliage spray or The Plant Runner Plant Food or neem oil to keep you plants happy and healthy!
WE CANNOT SHIP PLANTS OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA!!!
*Disclaimer: We pack our gorgeous plants for shipment extremely carefully, however we do ask that you keep in mind that once they leave our store, we cannot guarantee how carefully they are handled in transit. We cannot guarantee they have been sung to or talked to by the postmen!
So, if a leaf is a little bent, bruised or maybe a small stem broken off, we cannot control this. If by some chance your plant did not arrive alive, never fear, we have got you covered just email our customer service team firstname.lastname@example.org with an email and we will either replace the plants pronto or refund you.
300mm Pot Size