Also known as the Wild Banana or Crane Plant, Strelitzia are known for their lush, tropical foliage. They make stunning architectural plants, due to their tall erect stems and wide, banana-like, paddle shaped leaves.
The Strelitzia reginea is the smaller, orange flowering relative of Strelizia nicolai (the white flowering Bird of Paradise).
Please note: Bird of Paradise may not always flower when kept indoors and plants are not shipped in flower. The leaves naturally tear and have a shabby chic, rugged appearance and foliage is unlikely to be pristine.
Feeling the Burn! Even plants suffer sunburn, and the Bird of Paradise is no exception. While this plant prefers bright light, find a spot free of direct sunlight to avoid scorching.
The leaves will split naturally as the plant matures. This is to allow light to reach the lower parts of the plant. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.
Fertiliser or Fungal? If you are heavy handed with the fertiliser, it will display as brown speckled markings on the leaves. If you haven't fertilised then it could be fungal. See our fungal remedies help guide.
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