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White Bird of Paradise

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Temperatures at and below freezing can damage tropical foliage. Some shipments may be delayed if it is expected to experience very low temperatures in transit or at the destination address.

Adored by interior design professionals for its dramatic, long, arching leaves, the Strelitzia nicolai can really make a tropical statement even if you’re socked in for a long winter.    Better yet, break it out on the porch or patio during the summertime and let the sun shine on it.  Regardless of the season, you’ll need a lot of sunlight to keep the White Bird of Paradise growing.  In the South, it’s grown outdoors and produces funky-looking inflorescence that look like a bird’s head, giving it its name; but it won’t bloom inside (it could, under extraordinary conditions), so you can enjoy this one for its leaves.  For an even more dramatic presentation, throw some light on it and let its silhouette do some work too.

The White Bird (what we call it in the ‘biz’) is available at about 3′ in a 10″ growpot and 4.5′ in a 14″ pot

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Check out this video to learn more about the White Bird of Paradise from our plant specialists.

Read below for more information on caring for your new plant.

Description

The White Bird of Paradise is sure to bring out your tropical nature.  Here are some helpful hints to keep it growing:

Watering

With the high-light requirement, this plant is a moderately heavy drinker.  Thoroughly wet the soil with each watering and let it dry down to moist before watering again.  Sub-irrigation can be very helpful in reducing the frequency of watering.  Please see our watering guide for more details.

Light

This guy needs lots of light, so plan on positioning it near an east-, south, or west-facing window and get some sun on its leaves.  You might be able to move it to low/medium light for special occasions, but if you want it to last you’ll need to park it a very bright spot.

Nutrition

Like other plants shipped fresh from Florida, you won’t need to feed this palm for at least 6 months after you get it.  That’s because there is residual nutrients in the soil from when the palm was being propagated.  After 6 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants.

Cleaning

With the White Bird, you get lots of plant with fewer leaves; so cleaning it is pretty easy.  Just use a damp cloth soaked in water and a light soap solution and wipe down the tops and undersides of the leaves.

Pruning

Older leaves can turn brown (especially if you let it dry out) and you can just prune them off at the base of the stem.  Do the same if it’s actively growing and a few leaves decide to go where you don’t want them to.

Bugs

This is another “mealy and mite” plant.  Watch for the little white cottony mealybugs at the base of the leaves, on the stems, and the undersides of the leaves by the leaf margin; mites will hide on the bottom side of the leaves and produce webs.  Be extra vigilant when scouting for mites, as they can do irreparable harm quickly often mistaken for dust on the underside of the leaves.  If you see either of these, break out the spray bottle with a light soap solution, spray and wipe them daily ’til they’re gone.

Trouble

Keep an eye out for the bugs mentioned above, and you’ll enjoy bringing this tropical gem inside.

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WeightN/A
DimensionsN/A
Size

3-3.5' (in 10" growpot), 4.5' (in 14" growpot)

35 reviews for White Bird of Paradise

  1. Wilson A Lester Jr (verified owner)

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    The plant had a lot of split leaves and yellow around the tips of the leaves. The plant looked jaundice and not super healthy.

    • Sue Waltzer

      Hi Wilson – The splitting of the leaves is very common and you will notice this as the new growth emerges. It will come from the center of the stalks and will look like a rolled up spear. As it grows and unrolls, it won’t all unroll at the same time which causes the splits. The yellowing is most likely due to the time in the box during transit and if you’ll put it in a bright sunny window, it will perk up. If you’d like to send me a photo, I’d be happy to take a look.
      Thanks – Sue

  2. Poorva (verified owner)

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  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Plant was packaged great and arrived safely

  4. AMY (verified owner)

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    Love the plant!!! Love the customer service!! Will never buy from anywhere else again. Thanks guys!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  6. brittony (verified owner)

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  7. Carolina (verified owner)

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    The plant arrived in really great condition, and Sue went above and beyond in giving me information about how to care for the plant, keeping me updated on the status of my order, and responding to my questions. The experience was significantly better than any experience I’ve had at any nursery.

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  9. Sami Khader (verified owner)

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    This plant came in an excellent condition, green and beautiful. The package it came in was packed with care. I am very excited about this bird to get acclimated and thrive.

  10. Monica L. (verified owner)

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    The plants are doing well. Hopefully it will stay beautiful in our home.

  11. Elizabeth (verified owner)

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    EXCELLENT customer service and a GORGEOUS plant! So worth the money, I’ll be buying from Plantz again!

  12. Xochitl S. (verified owner)

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  13. Joy (verified owner)

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    Love, Love, Love!!!!!

  14. Amber W. (verified owner)

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  16. Mindy Isla (verified owner)

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    Plantz was wonderful to work with. I love my plants and cannot wait for them to grow. I would always go back to them
    Mindy Isla

  17. William (verified owner)

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    Out plant arrived in wonderful condition and has made the perfect addition to our home. Thank you, Plantz, for the exceptional care and service.

  18. Victoria Beckman (verified owner)

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    Stunningly beautiful plant in perfect condition!!!

  19. Shannel (verified owner)

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    Despite the beating it got while being shipped (no thanks to FedEx), Sue was with me every step of the way (still is) to make sure my plant gets acclimated in its new home. 1.5 weeks in and the plant has 3 new shoots! So happy with the service I have received, I just placed another order – this time the Fiddle Leaf Fig! Thanks, Sue!

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    It was taller than I imagined and in great shape. Very happy with this purchase and will definitely use you all again.

  21. Martha G. (verified owner)

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    These plants are gorgeous. I got two of them and they are so pretty and full. Love the leaves and how tall they were. They are perfect.

  22. Hanane Boned (verified owner)

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  23. Kizzy Kehoe (verified owner)

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    I meant to post this a while ago but got derailed. Here is a copy and paste of the email I sent to Sue. I cannot express how happy with the product, transaction and communication I received. I’m so pleased I am going to purchase more.
    Kizzy Kehoe
    Fri, Apr 26, 1:24 PM (11 days ago)
    to Sue

    OMG Sue my Mom received the plant, and sent me a pic and it is intact! It is so beautiful even greener and bigger than I expected! I love it! She loves it! It’s my favorite plant and I love it so much I wanted her to have it so that every time she sees it she will think of my family and I that just moved from our home town in Texas to Florida and we miss her terribly. Thank you for exceeding my expectations!

  24. Richard (verified owner)

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  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  26. Maurice Hebert (verified owner)

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    The plant arrived better than I ever expected. Easy and thorough directions on care.

  27. Alex c ScottBerenson (verified owner)

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  28. Kevin (verified owner)

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    Great plant in good health, a little smaller than expected, but overall very satisfied.

  29. Julie Kemble (verified owner)

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    Love my white bird of paradise. It arrived thriving and beautiful. I love getting plants from you.

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  31. Jennell Harris (verified owner)

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  32. Keith Napolitano (verified owner)

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  33. Sabrina Dandridge (verified owner)

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    Hello! I am a few months late to this review. I wanted to own my plant for a little while and see how it played out. So far, I really love the plant! It is beautiful! I would give it 5 stars–but I have lost 7/8 bottom leaves since receiving it (or they died) and not sure if that is normal. Also, the leaves are cracking and breaking a little (I have pictures to send and show) and also not sure if that is normal, either?! Would love to get these concerns answered if possible!

    • Steve S

      Hi Sabrina – Please send pictures to orders@plantz.com and our plant specialists will help you. Thanks – Steve

  34. Delermena L. (verified owner)

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    Love my Bird of Pardise and I think it’s happy in my home. It’s sending out new leaves!!

  35. nancy (verified owner)

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    Plant arrived fast, well packed, and it’s beautiful.

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