Bird of Paradise


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Bird of Paradise 1m00 Large Mid-Century


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Easy Care

Plant for beginners. The Bird of Paradise requires low maintenance and great for beginners

30-day Guarantee

Living plants need time to adapt to changing conditions. If your plant doesn’t settle in comfortably within the first 30 days, we’ll replace it.

Plant Doctor

Our houseplants are unique, and so are you. Each of our green plants is pampered and delivered with care. Our Plant Doctor is available for personalized and ongoing support to keep your houseplant thriving and looking great.

Secure Delivery

"White-Glove" delivery or shipped in our exclusive Packaging, your plant will remain protected during its journey. From conception to your show, we strive to achieve a positive social and ecological footprint. We have designed plastic-free packaging made from recycled and recyclable cardboard. With our "No Risk Delivery" guarantee, you can have peace of mind! If, despite all the care we took in preparing your order, your plant or pot is damaged, we will send you a replacement free of charge.

Local & Sustainable

Your orders are prepared in our workshops in France.
All our plants are grown in Europe under ideal conditions and responsibly by MPS-A certified producers.
We prioritize French or European manufacturing for our pots and accessories, and handmade craftsmanship.

Made to Order

Each plant is hand-selected, checked, treated, pruned, cleaned, and arranged in the pot of your choice.

Plant Details & Size

With long elegant leaves rising up from the bottom, the Bird of Paradise is a popular indoor plant for creating that instant jungle atmosphere. Imperfect like nature herself, this plant exhibits large foliage with natural splits and curls.

  • Approximately 1m00 in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf
  • Botanical name: Strelizia Nicolai
  • Family : Streliziacées
  • Native to subtropical South Africa
  • Grown in the Netherlands

*Please note that plants are grown naturally and can vary in height ± 10%. If you're looking for a specific height, please reach out and we'd be happy to help.

Is This the Right Plant for You?

The Bird of Paradise has bright and striking split leaves that resemble that of a banana tree. It is a resilient plant and with consistent care, will often reward you with fresh new leaves.

Difficulty: Plant for beginners

The Bird of Paradise requires low maintenance and great for beginners


Careful with pets.
The plant may cause mild irritation if ingested. More information here.

Location & Brightness

Prefers bright indirect light. · View Light Guide

Pot Design & Size

Le 28 - Velvet blanc mid-century Jatoba B est un cache-pot en céramique de couleur mate. Sa forme légèrement évasée et sa finition de velours inspirent la sérénité. Accompagné d'un stand en bois massif il apportera un look Mid-Century à votre décor.

Caractéristiques du pot

  • Argile, couleur mate, imperméable à l'eau
  • Pas de trou de drainage - Idéal pour l'intérieur
  • Fabriqué en Allemagne

Stand en bois

  • Fabriqué à la main à partir de Hêtre massif issue de forêts françaises éco-gérées, labellisées PEFC™. En savoir plus
  • Fini avec de l'huile naturelle sans COV (composé organique volatile)
  • Fabriqué en France

Dimensions cache-pot

  • Diamètre extérieur 28cm - intérieur 26cm
  • Hauteur extérieure 24cm - intérieure 23cm

Dimensions cache-pot + stand

  • Largeur 31cm x Hauteur 41.5cm

Care Essentials

Location & Brightness

Prefers bright indirect light. · View Light Guide


Approximately 0.5 to 1 l. of water once a week in summer, every 10 days to 2 weeks in winter.

Care Guide

For watering, use water at room temperature and whose chlorine has evaporated. Let the soil dry between 2 waterings. Remove the decorative moss beforehand to avoid wetting it. Water in 2 times, spaced about 10 minutes apart, so that the soil absorbs the water well. Spray the foliage of your plant regularly to increase the humidity level. Clean the foliage once a month with a soft cloth and diluted black soap. Rotate the pot a quarter circle at this time to promote smooth growth. Apply suitable fertilizer once a month from March to September.

More information can be found in the Bird of Paradise.

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Questions about the Bird of Paradise

How big can a Strelitzia Nicolai grow?

Strelitzia, also known as the Bird of Paradise, can reach 10 meters in height in the wild. Indoors, it generally won't exceed 2.50 meters. Still, it's a real indoor tree.

Does Strelitzia purify the air?

Strelitzia, though impressive for its size and lush leaves, is not specifically recognized for its air purification capabilities. Sure, it helps renew the oxygen in your room, but its superpower lies more in its ability to transform any space into a tropical slice of paradise.

So, even if it doesn't actively filter toxins from the air like some other houseplants, it excels at bringing a touch of freshness and beauty to your environment, which is already a big step towards a healthier, more pleasant interior to live in!

Does Strelitzia need a lot of sun?

Strelitzia, or Bird of Paradise, is a fan of light! It thrives in bright but not direct light in a shadier location. Think of it as a sun-lover, without wanting to tan all day. A bright spot in your home, without direct exposure to the sun's scorching rays, will be its own little corner of paradise. This plant also adapts to less bright environments, but it may play coy and not grow as quickly. In short, it loves light, but not too much!

Is the Bird of Paradise easy to care for?

Absolutely, the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai) is a champion of easy care! It's perfect for those who want to bring a touch of exotic nature into their home without too many complications. With moderate water requirements and a preference for bright indirect light, yet able to adapt to a less bright location, it's pretty forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. What's more, its hardiness makes it less susceptible to disease.

Remember to spray its stems and foliage regularly, and leave the substrate surface to dry between waterings.

In short, it's the ideal plant for budding gardeners or busy people looking for a little carefree greenery.

Is Strelitzia Nicolai prone to disease and parasites?

Strelitzia Nicolai, also known as Bird of Paradise, is relatively hardy, but not immune to disease and pests.

Red spiders and mealybugs can sometimes invade its large leaves. To keep your plant in tip-top shape, inspect its foliage regularly. In the event of invasion, rapid intervention with a suitable treatment is the key. Remove pests with Super Neem Oil solution and a soft cloth, and spray foliage more regularly to increase atmospheric humidity.

Strelitzia Nicolai can also be affected by fungi, particularly if over-watered or over-humid. Signs of such infestation include the appearance of brownish spots or mildew on the leaves. To treat this problem, it is essential to reduce humidity around the plant, ensure good air circulation, and remove the affected parts. The use of a plant repair treatment may also be necessary. It's always best to prevent these problems by maintaining a proper watering regime and avoiding letting water stagnate at the bottom of the pot.

Is the Bird of Paradise toxic or poisonous to humans or pets?

This houseplant is known to be mildly toxic if ingested, and can cause irritation in humans and pets. Better safe than sorry, especially with such striking beauty. It is therefore wise to keep it out of reach of curious children and adventurous pets.

Does the Bird of Paradise produce flowers and fruit?

Strelitzia Nicolai, known for its lush leaves, can also astonish with its exotic flowers. In ideal conditions, it produces colorful flowers, reminiscent of an exotic bird in flight. Indoors, however, flowering is rare and depends on factors such as light, humidity and the age of the plant. Fruits, meanwhile, are uncommon in the domestic environment. If you're lucky enough to see it in bloom, it's a botanical spectacle not to be missed!

Your plants look so perfect in the pictures… Are they real?!

We're often asked if our plants are artificial... We swear they're real!

At Léon & George we do our best to ensure that you get the interior you dream of, without having to run through several stores to find the ideal composition.

Ready to install and to be admired, our houseplants are carefully selected and prepared. They are adapted to your desires and your space. Our green plants are accompanied by edition planters with noble and innovative materials. They will also be accompanied by clay balls (placed between the horticultural pot and the planter to preserve a good rate of humidity), a sophisticated finish thanks to the naturally stabilized moss that covers the potting soil and our maintenance advice.

Can I choose a single plant without a planter?


Select the "staging kit without pot" button in the Pot Option or Nursery Pot option:

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For the Staging-Kit option, the plant will be delivered in its own horticultural pot, accompanied by a suitable saucer, clay balls, decorative moss and a watering indicator.

I would like to give a plant as a gift. What is included ?

Each plant offered includes the chosen plant and pot set, as well as simple care instructions to keep the plant happy and healthy.

You can attach a gift message to the recipient from the checkout page.

We do not enclose invoices with packages.

Gift plants are also covered by our 30-day guarantee and Plant Doctor program, which means the recipient can call us at any time for help with plant care. Being a new plant parent can have its ups and downs, but we make sure our plants are simple to care for and easy to love!

When will I receive my plant?

Orders are processed within 5-10 business days, from monday to wednesday excluding weekends and holidays. Standard transit time is between 2-5 business days.

For faster delivery, we offer Express Treatment for eligible products. Orders are processed within 2-5 business days, from monday to wednesday excluding weekends and holidays. Express transit time is between 1-3 business days.

For the well-being of your plant, we only ship orders from monday to wednesday to ensures efficient travel time and avoids weekend transit.

Please note: During extreme weather conditions, we may decide to postpone shipment of your plant. You will be notified by email. This strategy ensures efficient travel conditions during severe weather can cause damage.

We appreciate your understanding and patience. After all, the weather is beyond our control!

For Paris and Ile-de-France, We also offer a hand-delivery service carried out by our teams from Wednesday to Saturday, depending on availability and by appointment.

How is my plant prepared and protected for transport?

We take great care in packaging each and every plant set to ensure it arrives in pristine condition. Our innovative, custom packaging allows us to not only protect our delicate ceramic planters but also any variety of living greenery. Unboxing is easy and delightful.

Where do your plants come from?

Get ready to open your home to a new leafy botanical friend that will transform your space into an oasis of well-being!

Our plants come from European nurseries committed to sustainable and responsible agriculture. With trusted certifications such as MPS and ISO 9001, these nurseries are more than just suppliers: they are our trusted partners.

Why are we so meticulous in our selection of growers? Because we're passionate about promoting ethical agriculture. Our partners grow their plants using sustainable agriculture techniques, from efficient water management to rainwater harvesting. We don't just choose them; we get to know them, visit them and cultivate a relationship based on mutual respect and a love of greenery.

So, for a detailed look at your future leafy companion, don't hesitate to consult its product sheet. You'll discover not only care tips, but also the special features that make it an ideal choice for enriching your interior ambience.

Add a touch of nature to your everyday life, while contributing to a greener future. It's a win-win situation for you and your new leafy friend!

What makes Léon & George different from other online plant shops?

Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality products and experience.  Exceptional products When you buy from Léon & George, you receive hand-selected green plants carefully inspected for quality, beauty and size. We source from trusted local growers. Each Léon & George plant is pruned, cleaned and treated with our own natural soap, fertilizers and insecticides. Léon & George plants are placed in pots of the highest quality, made in small batches and finished by hand. These pots are renowned for their strength, impermeability and sturdiness. Plants are potted to ensure optimum air circulation and drainage, and are covered with preserved decorative natural forest moss. Our plant care products are formulated in-house and produced locally using natural ingredients and proven recipes. Impeccable service Each set of plants is treated with care and shipped securely in custom-designed packaging. Local "White-Glove" delivery in Ile-de-France is a frictionless experience, with streamlined communication and exemplary customer service. Our team delivers and places your plant at the location of your choice, and takes away all unwanted packaging materials.  Lifetime support We offer free lifetime access to our Plant Doctor service, where you can chat with our horticultural experts to get all the plant care assistance you need.  Try our service and discover the Leon & George difference. Our commitment to quality is our legend, and that's how we've become the leader in the premium plant industry.

What is the moisture meter and how does it work?

All large and extra large plant sets will include a sleek, innovative moisture meter that will tell you when it’s time to water. 

This moisture meter does not require batteries and uses a simple color scale: blue = no need to water, white = time to water. To use, gently insert as deep as possible into your plant’s soil, taking care not to damage any roots. Wait 20-30 minutes to read. If the window is completely white, water your plant as instructed on your care card. If the window is blue, hold off on watering until it turns completely white. Wait a couple of days before watering, the moisture meter should not be constantly bright blue.

After 9 months it will be time to replace the moister meter stick.

Please note that Léon & George does not take responsibility for damage caused by incorrect or forceful use of the moisture meter. 

Will the plant I receive be exactly like the one in the photo on your site?

Of course, no two plants look the same. Although we do our best to offer you a plant that looks as much as possible as the photos, there will always be variations, which is what makes each plant unique!

What is the 30-day plant guarantee all about?

We want to ensure that everyone has a successful experience with their plants. Our plants are all easy to care for and come with our care instructions to guide you in their care. Even so, if your plant dies within the first 30 days of receipt, we will replace it!

All you have to do is contact us!

Learn more about your plant's guarantee.

What will I receive with my plant ?

If you order a plant with pot you will receive :

- 1 plant

- 1 pot

- clay balls

- decorative moss

- a moisture meter (free, only for Large and Xlarge plants orders)

- our plant care tips

- Plant Doctor service access

If you order a plant without pot you will receive :

- 1 plant in its growing plastic pot and adapted saucer

- clay balls

- decorative moss

- a moisture meter (free, only for Large and Xlarge plants orders)

- our plant care tips

- Plant Doctor service access

Small and medium plants are shipped already assembled. Large planters and plants are shipped separately and you will simply have to follow our assembly guide. If you choose the "White-Glove" delivery, the plants will be assembled and installed for you on site by our experts.

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