The Strelitzia Nicolai, or Bird Of Paradise, is a statement plant with exotic looking paddle shaped leaves on long elegant stems.
The leaves are a gorgeous glossy dark green colour and as they mature they naturally begin to split like their banana plant cousins.
This is a small plant, currently in a 20cm pot and measuring approximately 50-60cm tall. A relatively low maintenance but high impact plant!
Likes bright light and can tolerate some early morning or late afternoon direct sunlight. Avoid draughts or extreme changes in temperature. Allow the soil to stay moist but not soggy during warmer summer months, and let the soil to dry out between watering in the winter. Enjoys humidity so mist regularly.