Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) Folia House
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) Folia House
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) Folia House
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) Folia House

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

$79.00
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NOTE: There might be some splitting leaves on the plants which are totally normal and natural.



A tall and ornamental palm-like plant producing large broad leaves to over 1m long. During spring and summer it bears unusual beak-like blue and white flowers with purple bracts. They’ve more to offer than just looks though. Native to South Africa, Strelitzias are tough plants. They’ll withstand drought, salty coastal conditions, light frost and general neglect. They’re perfect for beginners as they don’t ask very much once established, and are fantastic at bouncing back from just about any gardening mishap.

POSITION

Prefers a sunny to partly shaded position in well drained soil. Keep moist in dry weather.

TEMPERATURE

Although classed as tropical, it can be growth anywhere in Australia, even during winter with temperature dropping below zero with ample frost.

WATER

They can cope with either very little water or lots – provided that the water is running through the soil away from the plant. If they are left to sit in boggy soil, the fleshy roots will slowly rot, killing your plant.

NUTRIENTS

Fertilise your Strelitzia in spring and autumn with a general purpose fertiliser like Ferticote.

PRUNING

Those gorgeous flowers will appear in spring, summer and if you’re lucky winter too, so either cut them to enjoy inside in a vase or trim them off when the flower has finished to help the plant conserve energy. Leaving finished flowers on the plant will discourage it from producing more.

PET FRIENDLINESS

The strelitzia type of bird of paradise is toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Flower seeds contain toxic tannins and the leaves can contain hydrocyanic acid.

Within 50km from Melbourne CBD

Please call 0421 568 298 

or 

Email: support@foliahouse.com.au

Plant care


A tall and ornamental palm-like plant producing large broad leaves to over 1m long. During spring and summer it bears unusual beak-like blue and white flowers with purple bracts. They’ve more to offer than just looks though. Native to South Africa, Strelitzias are tough plants. They’ll withstand drought, salty coastal conditions, light frost and general neglect. They’re perfect for beginners as they don’t ask very much once established, and are fantastic at bouncing back from just about any gardening mishap.

POSITION

Prefers a sunny to partly shaded position in well drained soil. Keep moist in dry weather.

TEMPERATURE

Although classed as tropical, it can be growth anywhere in Australia, even during winter with temperature dropping below zero with ample frost.

WATER

They can cope with either very little water or lots – provided that the water is running through the soil away from the plant. If they are left to sit in boggy soil, the fleshy roots will slowly rot, killing your plant.

NUTRIENTS

Fertilise your Strelitzia in spring and autumn with a general purpose fertiliser like Ferticote.

PRUNING

Those gorgeous flowers will appear in spring, summer and if you’re lucky winter too, so either cut them to enjoy inside in a vase or trim them off when the flower has finished to help the plant conserve energy. Leaving finished flowers on the plant will discourage it from producing more.

PET FRIENDLINESS

The strelitzia type of bird of paradise is toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Flower seeds contain toxic tannins and the leaves can contain hydrocyanic acid.

Shipping


Within 50km from Melbourne CBD

Questions?

Please call 0421 568 298 

or 

Email: support@foliahouse.com.au