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(Strelitzia Nicolai)Bird of Paradise
(Strelitzia Nicolai)Bird of Paradise

(Strelitzia Nicolai)Bird of Paradise

  • 15 x 90 cm
  • Dwarf Cavendish banana
  • 17 x 60 cm
  • Reginae 19x100
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Bring a touch of tropical paradise into the home with this imposing banana-like houseplant. Known as the ‘Giant Bird of Paradise’, Strelizia nicolai really strikes a pose with tall, erect stems, holding aloft large, paddle-like leaves. It makes a fabulous statement plant for a sunny conservatory or room where it will grow into a large and impressive specimen with an intoxicating jungle vibe! Maximum height and spread: 3m (10ft).

Please note: This Strelizia is grown predominantly for its foliage rather than flowers as it does not reliably flower indoors.

Bring a touch of tropical paradise into the home with this imposing banana-like houseplant. Grow in bright, indirect light, avoiding direct sunlight which can scorch the leaves. Prefers to be kept in a warm room between 21-28°C although will tolerate temperatures down to 13°C. During the growing season, keep the soil moist watering when the top 4-5cm of soil has become dry and apply liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks. In winter, ease off watering and keep on the dry side. Please note, the leaves of this plant naturally split and tear as part of the ageing process. This Strelizia is shy to flower indoors and is grown predominantly for its handsome foliage.The Banana Plant houseplant is a delicate, dwarf plant with paddle shaped leaves that turn purple as the plant matures. Perfect for any room in the house.

Banana trees can grow quite quickly, with a new leaf emerging every few weeks in the proper environment. Each pseudostem can grow up to ten feet each year!

The Dwarf Cavendish banana is a widely grown and commercially important Cavendish cultivar. The name "Dwarf Cavendish" is in reference to the height of the pseudostem, not the fruit. Young plants have maroon or purple blotches on their leaves but quickly lose them as they mature

Key info

Small: Plant pot: 12 cm, Plant height: 50 cm

Medium: pot 19cm, Height: 80 cm 

  1. Regular watering. She likes her soil to stay slightly moist. Water her when the top two inches of soil feel dry.
  2. Bright light. She will be ok in light shade, but she grows best in bright light. She can handle some direct sun.
  3. Humidity. Remind her of her jungle home by keeping the humidity high.