White Bird of Paradise
The Strelitzia Nicolai, also called Giant White Bird of Paradise, Wild Banana, is a large and striking plant of warm gardens but in recent years it has become a popular indoor decorative flourish, too. It is the large form of the common ‘Bird of Paradise’. The Giant Bird of Paradise will grow to about 6m tall, and is very hardy and reasonably drought tolerant.
It is one of the most popular houseplants in the world for good reason: it is easy to care for and its large, structural leaves bring style and grace to any setting. Bird of Paradise exhibits tall stalks carrying broad green leaves with a glossy finish and often produces new leaves. It is common for older leaves to tear and curl over time. It is easier to grow than many tropical plants and makes for a vigorous, rapidly growing indoor plant. It can be moved outside in the summer and thrives for half the year.
Also known as Giant Bird of Paradise and Wild Banana, it is a species of flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. An evergreen perennial, it is widely cultivated for its dramatic flowers. These beautiful indoor plants will produce spectacular bright orange and midnight blue flowers that look a little like the head of a colourful crane. These exotic-looking flowers are surrounded by paddle-shaped, emerald green leaves, which shred with age, but remain a feature throughout the year. This beautiful bird of paradise makes an interesting house plant for a bright, well-lit room and in summer, can be plunged in the middle of a sunny border to create an instant tropical effect.