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No two plants are alike! Plants are living things and, just like humans, they are unique and occasionally imperfect. The pictures on our website are representative of the plants we deliver, but there will always be differences in the size and shape of foliage. We hand-pick all the plants we sell to ensure the best possible quality, and our plant care team is available to answer any questions!

Prefers lots of bright light
Water evenly when top inch of soil is dry
Guaranteed for 30 days, plus unlimited support from our plant care experts

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Plant Details
  • Approximately 4 to 5 feet in overall height
  • Scientific name: Strelitzia nicolai
  • Native to subtropical South Africa
  • Grown in the USA
  • Careful with pets · Learn More
Pot Details
  • Semigloss Plastic pot is of contemporary high-quality material
  • Matte Ceramic pot is of premium stoneware
  • Case Study Ceramic pot is of thick high-quality stoneware, with Brazilian walnut stand

The Large Snake Plant comes inside a Case Study® Cylinder pot made by Modernica, a premium ceramics and furniture manufacturer based in Los Angeles. The Case Study line of planters is inspired by the prolific period in architecture and home furnishing designs from the middle of the 20th century.

The pot is crafted of thick high-quality stoneware, coated in a matte white glaze. The wooden stand is of fine Brazilian walnut.

A version of this care guide is included with each Bird of Paradise purchase

Follow the instructions below and you should not have problems with your Bird of Paradise. All plants experience some shock when moved around and may take a bit of time to adjust to their new environment in your home, but the Bird of Paradise – like all our plants – is strong and adaptable, so take care of it and give it patience and it will reward you with its beauty.

Light

The Bird of Paradise prefers bright indirect light and even direct sunlight is good for it.

Water

Water the soil evenly when the top inch of soil is dry, but do not oversaturate. This plant prefers to have slightly moist soil most of the time, but at the same time does not want to be drowned. As with all plants, avoid overwatering and drain any excess water from the bottom of the saucer, as standing water may cause root rot.

Other Things To Know

Avoid cold drafts, and keep temperature between 60-75 degrees. Feel free to trim off any dead or damaged leaves and stems as close to the root clump as possible.

It's recommended to keep this plant out of direct reach of pets and children as it may slightly irritate them if ingested.


Write us at hello@leonandgeorge.com with any questions about your Bird of Paradise not covered here.

I'm not in San Francisco – how can I get one of your indoor plants?
We deliver the plants ourselves to make sure they make it to you in the best condition possible. We're currently only delivering in San Francisco (and in surrounding cities with orders of $250 or more) but are planning on expanding to the rest of the Bay Area and beyond. Stay tuned!
How will plants be delivered?
We deliver all plants directly to your (or your recipient's) home or office in elegant packaging and with care instructions on a magnet.
Can I get this plant as a gift for someone else?
Sure! Just put in the recipient's address for shipping and write a note for them when checking out.
What if I have a question about my plant or my order?
Just send us an email at hello@leonandgeorge.com and we'd be happy to help.

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