The Strelitzia, commonly known as the Bird of Paradise Plant, is the spectacular, unmistakable and unchallenged Queen of the houseplant world. One look at it when it's in flower and you know where it got its common name; the flowers look incredibly like the head of a rather exotic crested bird. Originating from South Africa they are pollinated by sunbirds, which use the "beak" ledge on the flower as a perch. This would be the perfect statement plant or when space is at a premium but you want just one plant with the "wow" factor. This is a very large plant, already in flower with several new buds.
If you want lots of growth, and flowers, it's going to need bright light and sun. A east or west facing window should do. A south facing window is good if there is some shielding from harsh summer sun which can burn the leaves.
Watering: A good rule of thumb is to water after the top of the soil becomes dry. If the air is very dry, an occasional misting would be helpful to aid in removing the dust that settles on the leaves.
Plant is not currently flowering.
Please note, this large plant is for collection from the Streatham store. It’s too large for our cargo bike delivery option.