White Bird of Paradise

(61 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae

Common Names: White Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower

Overview: If you wish to give your house garden an exotic feel, the banana-like leaves of Strelitzia Nicolia will make a great addition to your home. In Southern Africa, the plant grows up to 20’ tall. However, outside its native habitat, the plant easily adjusts to a height of 3’ to 8’.

The flat deep green oval leaves similar to banana leaves and exotic flowers scream tropical beauty in many house gardens. Junior White Bird of Paradise plants grows tall easily and in no time. Their big leaves also need a spacious area to spread out and unfurl.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships December 16th - December 23rd.
$ 30.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Grow Your Own Bit of Tropic Paradise

The White Bird of Paradise originated from South Africa and was brought to western attention in the late 1700s. In South Africa, it is also nicknamed the Crane Flower. The name generally means joy and paradise.

The director of the royal gardens, Joseph Banks, gave it the scientific name Strelitzia Reginae. The genus Strelitzia was named after the Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen Charlotte. The flower of this plant is named the bird of paradise because the bud is fused from six petals and results in a shape like that of a tropical bird in flight.

Caring for your White Bird of Paradise

If you wish to see your plant grow well in your home or office, it is important to ensure proper care. You should keep certain guidelines in mind when taking care of your White Bird of Paradise plant.

Light

The Bird of Paradise plant prefers bright, indirect light. Hence, give your plant plenty of sunlight, but make sure it doesn’t stay directly under the sun. It can certainly adapt to medium light, but your plant’s growth may slow down.

If you’ve kept your plant indoors, make sure you place it near a south or north-facing window. Remember that direct sunlight can risk burning the leaves.

Soil

For your Bird of Paradise plant, use a potting mix that drains well. You can increase soil aeration by adding ingredients like perlite or lava rocks.

Water

Birds of Paradise enjoy moist but not soggy soil. To avoid wet soil issues, practice the soak and dry method.

Allow the soil to dry out between watering slightly. Don’t let the soil dry out completely but avoid overwatering your plant. You can water when the soil is dry, about 1 to 2 inches deep. You can do this every 1 to 2 weeks. Remember that your plant will expect more regular waterings in a brighter light than in low light conditions. Pro tip: avoid using tap water. Instead, use room temperature rainwater, filtered water, or distilled water for your plants.

Fertilizer

You can fertilize your plant for it to grow bigger during spring and summer healthily. Use an all-purpose liquid fertilizer and dilute it in water to half of its strength.

Do not fertilize during autumn or winter seasons as excessive food can cause salt build-up in the soil, resulting in leaf burn.

Pests and Diseases

The Bird of Paradise is an easy-going plant that generally remains disease and pest-free. But even so, it can fall victim to scales and spider mites. If pests appear on your plant, be quick to treat them. Spray your plant weekly with natural pesticides like neem oil.

Root rot is the most common disease in these plants. It generally crops up when the roots are allowed to soak in water for too long. You can easily avoid it by letting the soil dry between watering sessions.

Pruning

You can trim your Bird of Paradise at any time, but if you are looking to seriously prune it, wait until early springtime. Pruning a tall bird of paradise plant is a serious affair.

Never use hedge trimmers to prune your plant, as it will leave the leaves ragged and make rough cuts. Instead, consider using loppers, hand pruners, or a pruning saw.

  • Take all stems and leaves back above the ground
  • Clean up old vegetation that has fallen around the plant
  • Remove dead flowers

If your plant is too dense, consider thinning the leaves to allow air and light near the center of the plant. This decreases the risk of fungal diseases and encourages flowering. While thinning the plant, you can remove any new growth at the base of the plant, along with a few stems and leaves. Remember not to remove more than one-third of the plant.

Propagating

You can easily propagate a Bird of Paradise plant by division. You can do this every spring by cutting a piece of rhizome with a knife. Make sure you use a clean and sharp one. Use rooting hormone on the open cuts. It is best to spray or sprinkle it instead of dipping. After you’ve made the divisions, fill a pot with high-quality potting mix and place one division in it. Do not water it for a few days so as to let the cuts heal. You can start fertilizing your plant the next spring.

Potting/Repotting

Your pot for a bird of paradise plant needs to have a drainage hole. You can, however, use the regular potting mix for houseplants. Remember to check it for good drainage before planting your bird of paradise.

The plant grows typically, so you will need to repot your plant every two years. You should do this in springtime. Get a container two inches wider than the current pot. Place stones over the drainage hole. Prepare the new pot by spreading a layer of potting mix over the base. Now, you can place the plant in the new pot. Make sure to be careful as you can damage the plant roots while doing this. Fill in any gaps around the plant with potting mix and then water it.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

12 ft – 15 ft

Spacing

4 ft – 6 ft

61 reviews for White Bird of Paradise

  1. Mayra Marquez (verified owner)

  2. Diana G. (verified owner)

    Omg love this plant! She is beautiful, healthy and even sprouted a new leaf! Very happy with her!

  3. Bridget (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly, carefully packaged, and just so beautiful and healthy. I’m a repeat customer, and I’m sure I will be back again!

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

  5. brenda king (verified owner)

    Love this plant – love that you see a photo of exactly what is being sent to you…this plant was better than expected…very pleased.

  6. Samona (verified owner)

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    After my plant traveled across country for several days, I was worried what shape it would arrive in, but I was pleasantly surprised. It had no damage and was still quite healthy. I hadn’t ordered from this site before, and hesitated to do so, but my first experience was very smooth!

  8. Aderemi (verified owner)

    Green and lush. Can’t wait to spend years watching it grow!

  9. James (verified owner)

    I was nervous to C how much she was damaged but she was delivered in good shape. I’m very happy and will def be ordering from this website again

  10. Dana Ross (verified owner)

  11. Riley (verified owner)

    Gorgeous and came with several new leaves sprouting out. I am really excited to see how big it will get.

  12. Kristina Khachunts

    Hello,

    What would I need to buy with my XL plant in order to properly maintain it? Sorry, it’s my first plant and I want to take good care of it.

  13. MELISSA (verified owner)

    The White Bird of Paradise is large and beautiful, and also arrived quickly and in perfect condition!

  14. Terry D. (verified owner)

    I’m so very pleased it’s beautiful it handled the shipping very well and fits right in perfectly

  15. Markeith Williams (verified owner)

    Was in good condition although Fed Ex was late with delivery. Awesome plant

  16. Cheryl S. (verified owner)

  17. Chelsea (verified owner)

    Came in terrific condition, absolutely beautiful, bigger than expected, and came with two in the one pot! Will be ordering all of our topicals from plant vine from now on.

  18. Will (verified owner)

    She is absolutely GORGEOUS. I have never encountered such efficient and lovely customer service, and the selection of plants you have it truly astounding. I recommend to all my friends to buy from Plantvine now!

  19. Corbin (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy

  20. Rebecca (verified owner)

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My plant arrived in perfect condition! I’m very pleased with all of the plants I’ve ordered from PlantVine.

  22. Diane G. (verified owner)

    So far so good she is adjusting well to her new environment. She different than picture but still beautiful plant

  23. Charlotte Gregory (verified owner)

    I am in absolutely loving my new addition to our family she is beautiful and this the size she was when I received her she was well packaged and well worth the wait due to weather conditions where I live, which I think it awesome the company does that and they do keep you updated on what is going with your purchase.

  24. Jessica Z. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived damaged

  25. Brendan C. (verified owner)

  26. Alexander (verified owner)

  27. Sean

    Does extra large come with 1 or 2 plants in the pot?

  28. Vicquoria M. (verified owner)

    I gave this as a Christmas gift and my friend LOVED it! Shipping was quick and it arrived in perfect condition!

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was packaged nicely and arrived safely!

  30. Lauren N. (verified owner)

    Arrived very healthy and securely and it’s absolutely perfect!

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Why others chose the White Bird of Paradise

Always wanted a Bird of Paradise. Finally made the purchase at a great price.

What a beautiful indoor plant, decent price on Plantvine.com

This graceful plant makes a bold statement and provides instant tropical flair.

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Size and beauty!

Size and beauty!

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very pretty

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I wanted a wide body plant that could add some nice vertical lines in my home

It's beautiful

Because my favorite yoga pose is Bird of Paradise. 😘

Beautiful and different

love the look and hopefully can maintain indoor well

Brighten up my indoor space!

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They are gorgeous and remind me of home growing up in Florida!

Works great for privacy wall and the Flowers are beautiful

For our new pool landscape - to make it look like paradise!