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White Bird of Paradise

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$198.00
 
Direct sunOnce a weekSuper easyNot pet friendlyWinter to spring
 
  • Exotic Bird-Like Flowers: The White Bird of Paradise showcases unique blooms resembling a bird in flight, with white and blue petals and a purplish-blue "beak," giving the plant its name and distinctive appeal.
  • Impressive Tropical Foliage: Its large, banana-like leaves bring a lush, tropical feel to any space, providing a bold statement whether it's grown indoors or in the garden.
  • Tolerant to Various Conditions: While preferring bright indirect light, the White Bird of Paradise is relatively resilient, adapting to different light levels and able to withstand occasional neglect, making it a beloved choice for those wanting to introduce a tropical ambiance with minimal fuss.
  • Less likely to bloom as an indoor plant
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XS, 1 ft or 4 to 6 inch pot
Small, 2 to 3 ft or 6 inch pot
Medium, 3 to 4 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
Large, 4 to 6 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
XL, 6 to 7 ft or 10 to 12 inch pot

Please Note: Sizing can differ between plant varieties. Please chat with us if you need clarification.

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The White Bird of Paradise, also known as the Giant White Bird of Paradise or Wild Banana, is a striking plant known for its large, banana-like leaves and its tall, stately appearance. When given enough space and the right conditions, it can produce white and blue flowers resembling a bird in flight, although it's less common for them to bloom indoors.

Growth rate: Moderate to fast growth rate, depending on care and conditions. Can grow several feet in a year. Reaching 6-8 ft in height and width of 3-5 ft indoors. Outside, reaches 20-30 ft in height and 10-12 ft width.

Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out between waterings. Water every 1-2 weeks, but adjust based on light levels, temperature, and humidity.

Prefers bright, indirect light, although it can tolerate some direct sunlight. It's crucial to ensure the plant gets adequate light to support its large foliage and potential flowering.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, White Bird of Paradise is a great indoor house plant. It's known for its large, banana-like leaves and can thrive indoors under the right conditions. Here's why it's a good choice:

Stylish Appearance: White Bird of Paradise adds a tropical and exotic touch to indoor spaces with its striking foliage.

Low Maintenance: It's relatively low-maintenance, requiring moderate care in terms of watering and light.

Air Purification: Like many indoor plants, it can help improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants.

Adaptable: While it prefers bright, indirect light, it can tolerate some lower light conditions, making it versatile for various indoor spaces.

Size: It can grow quite tall, making it a statement plant for larger rooms or spaces.

Caring for a White Bird of Paradise indoors is relatively straightforward:

Light: Place your plant in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but avoid intense, prolonged exposure.

Water: Water the plant moderately. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

Humidity: Provide some humidity by misting the leaves occasionally, especially in dry indoor environments.

Temperature: Keep the room temperature between 65-70°F (18-24°C). Avoid cold drafts.

Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks.

Repotting: Repot your White Bird of Paradise when it becomes root-bound. Typically, every 2-3 years is sufficient.

Pruning: Prune dead or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's appearance.

Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly.

Support: As the plant grows, provide support for the large leaves to prevent them from bending or breaking.

Cleaning: Wipe the leaves gently with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them healthy.

The best place to put a White Bird of Paradise indoors is in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight. It should be near a window but not in direct sunlight, as too much sun can scorch its leaves. This plant also appreciates warm indoor temperatures and should be protected from cold drafts.

Yes, you can put your White Bird of Paradise outside in the summer. However, it's important to place it in a location with partial shade, especially during the hottest part of the day. Direct sunlight can be too intense for this plant, and it's best to protect it from harsh sunlight to prevent leaf damage. Additionally, make sure to bring it back indoors before the temperatures drop in the fall, as this plant is sensitive to cold weather.

White Bird of Paradise is typically grown as an indoor plant, but in regions with a tropical or subtropical climate, it can be planted outdoors. It thrives in warm and humid conditions. When planting it outside, choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full sunlight. Keep in mind that it's more commonly used as an indoor plant in areas with colder winters, as it is sensitive to cold temperatures and frost.

Bird of Paradise and White Bird of Paradise are two distinct plant species, and they have several differences:

Size: Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a smaller plant, typically growing up to 3 to 5 feet in height indoors. In contrast, White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) is larger and can reach heights of 8 feet indoors.

Leaves: Bird of Paradise has banana-like leaves with vibrant orange and blue flowers. White Bird of Paradise has large, paddle-shaped leaves that are green and white, with no colorful flowers.

Growth Habit: Bird of Paradise has a clumping growth habit and forms multiple stems with fan-shaped leaves arising from the base. White Bird of Paradise has a single, trunk-like stem with large leaves emerging directly from it.

Flowers: Bird of Paradise produces striking orange and blue bird-like flowers, while White Bird of Paradise rarely flowers when grown as an indoor plant, and its flowers are less showy.

Curling leaves on a White Bird of Paradise can be due to various factors. Here are some common reasons why the leaves may be curling:

Watering Issues: Overwatering or underwatering your White Bird of Paradise can lead to leaf curling. Ensure that you are providing the right amount of water for the plant. It's essential to let the top inch or so of the soil dry out between waterings.

Humidity: White Bird of Paradise plants prefer high humidity. Low humidity levels can cause the leaf tips to curl. Consider using a humidifier or misting the leaves to increase humidity.

Light Levels: Insufficient light or sudden changes in light conditions can stress the plant and result in curled leaves. White Bird of Paradise prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

Pests and Diseases: Check your plant for signs of pests like spider mites or mealybugs, which can damage the leaves and cause curling. Also, ensure good airflow around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

Nutrient Deficiency: Inadequate nutrients, particularly potassium, can lead to leaf curling. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season to provide essential nutrients.

Root Bound: If the plant has outgrown its pot and become root-bound, it may show signs of stress, including curled leaves. Consider repotting into a larger container.

Temperature: Sudden temperature fluctuations or exposure to drafts can stress the plant and cause leaf curling. Maintain a consistent temperature range for your White Bird of Paradise.

By addressing these potential issues and providing the right care, you can help prevent leaf curling and keep your White Bird of Paradise healthy.

Indoors, the White Bird of Paradise can grow to a height of approximately 6 to 8 feet or even taller under the right conditions. It's known for its tall, elegant leaves that resemble banana leaves and can create a striking and tropical appearance in your indoor space. Proper care, including adequate light, humidity, and space, can help it reach its maximum height.

You should water your White Bird of Paradise moderately. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings. Typically, this means watering every 1-2 weeks, but the frequency can vary depending on factors like humidity, temperature, and the size of the plant. Be sure to check the moisture level in the soil before watering to avoid overwatering. Additionally, make sure the plant is in a well-draining pot to prevent waterlogged soil.

The ideal temperature for a White Bird of Paradise is between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It thrives in a warm and tropical environment, so try to maintain a consistent temperature within this range. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) as it can be sensitive to cold drafts and frost. Additionally, providing some humidity by misting the plant or using a humidity tray can be beneficial, as it mimics the tropical conditions it prefers.

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