Delivery to Melbourne Metro areas only - Pickup in store otherwise
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) 1
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) 2
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) 3
$21.00

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

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.

14cm or 20cm pot

We only ship this item to Melbourne metro areas, postcode range 3000 - 3027.

  • Standard delivery (3-4 business days): $5.99
  • Expedited delivery (1-2 business days): $9.99

Please call 0434 284 017 

or 

Email: info@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.

Pot Size

14cm or 20cm pot

Shipping

We only ship this item to Melbourne metro areas, postcode range 3000 - 3027.

  • Standard delivery (3-4 business days): $5.99
  • Expedited delivery (1-2 business days): $9.99

Questions?

Please call 0434 284 017 

or 

Email: info@foliahouse.com.au