The Strelitzia is one of today's most popular houseplants. This houseplant is recognised by its large green/grey-green leaves. This houseplant enhances any interior. When you give this houseplant love, it will give it back. Place this houseplant in the right spot and it will regularly produce beautiful large leaves. It will do this mainly in spring and summer. In autumn and winter, it is less likely to produce new leaves!
How do I make sure I can enjoy my Strelitzia for as long as possible? Besides giving it enough love, my Strelitzia obviously needs to be watered and in the right place. Once you have mastered the care of the Strelitzia, you can enjoy the beautiful Strelitzia plant for many years. Should you want advice on care, we can always help you with this. Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we will help you find the perfect pot + plant for your space! To at least get you started, we have some care tips for the Strelitzia. This way you can enjoy your Strelitzia for as long as possible!
With Wickplants, it's many times easier. How? With Wickplants' unique watering system, your Strelitzia never gets too much or too little water. The plant takes care of itself. The Strelitzia is equipped with a wick. When the houseplant is thirsty, it uses the wick to draw its water from the water reservoir. So you never have to worry about the Strelitzia needing more water in summer than in winter. All you have to do is refill the water reservoir. When should I refill the water reservoir? When the red bar in the water meter starts to drop down, the water tank needs refilling. This way, your Strelitzia gets the right amount of water, which it decides for itself!
What else do I need to do to keep my Strelitzia looking good for as long as possible? With Wickplants, the right position is very important to enjoy your new houseplant for a long time. Watering is a thing of the past, but it needs to be in the right spot. What is the right place for my Strelitzia? The Strelitzia loves to be in plenty of daylight. Originally, this cool houseplant comes from the tropics where the sun shines brightly. Just make sure the Strelitzia doesn't spend an entire day in direct sunlight, as this can burn its leaves. Too little daylight will cause your Strelitzia to turn ugly quickly. If brown edges appear on the leaves of the Strelitzia, the Strelitzia is not getting enough light or is standing against something. A spot close to the window will ensure that this houseplant remains at its most beautiful and produces many new leaves in spring and summer!
Are the outer leaves turning brown? If you have had the Strelitzia for a longer time, you will notice that the outer leaves of the cutting turn brown. Why does this happen? This is the Strelitzia's natural process. This way, your Strelitzia makes room for new green leaves. You can remove these brown leaves with a knife or scissors. Make sure to cut off the brown leaves as close to the stem as possible. The ideal time to prune the Strelitzia is in spring or summer, when this houseplant has the most energy. When pruning the Strelitzia, it is important to keep as few old leaves as possible. This is because old leaves can cause infections in the Strelitzia at this time.
Feeding the Strelitzia
The Strelitzia's soil contains nutrients. After 10 weeks, the Strelitzia has often used up these nutrients. After this period, the Strelitzia will enjoy getting some nutrition. Take care! Only give the Strelitzia some extra nutrition in spring and summer! In autumn and winter, the Strelitzia is in a dormant state. Then extra feeding can even harm this houseplant. So only give it extra nutrition in spring and summer!
Is the Strelitzia poisonous?
Unfortunately, the Strelitzia is slightly poisonous. So be careful with small children and pets. However, a Strelitzia is only poisonous if ingested. We therefore advise against consuming the leaves of the Strelitzia! Most Strelitzias are large houseplants. These are not easy to put on a high cupboard. So be careful that small children and pets do not consume the leaves of the Strelitzia!
What species of Strelitzia does Wickplants have in its range? Wickplants offers the Strelitzia Nicolai, Strelitzia Augusta and Strelitzia Reginae. These Strelitzia species are available in different heights!
Strelitzia Nicolai is the best-known Strelitzia species. The Strelitzia Nicolai is recognised by its large green banana-like leaves. With its multiple stems, this houseplant gives a great full look in any light location. Care for the Strelitzia Nicolai is the same as described above. Are you curious if the Strelitzia Nicolai is a good houseplant for your space? Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant!
The Strelitzia Augusta is becoming increasingly popular. The Strelitzia Augusta is recognised by its large green/grey banana-like leaves. These leaves grow a bit more upwards compared to the Strelitzia Nicolai. In the Strelitzia Augusta, the large leaves grow in a kind of fan shape! The Strelitzia Augusta often has cracks in its leaves. This is because Strelitzia Augusta comes straight from the tropics on Tenerife. This tropical houseplant therefore has a unique story with accompanying scars in the form of cracks in the leaves. This is what this houseplant creates naturally, to protect itself from the wind that sometimes blows across the island of Tenerife. By creating cracks, the wind can pass through the beautiful large leaves, and this houseplant does not fall over. Are you curious if the Strelitzia Augusta is a good houseplant for your space? Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we will be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant!
The Strelitzia Reginae is the only flowering houseplant of the Strelitzia species. The Strelitzia Reginae is also known as the Bird of Paradise flower. This is because of its beautiful orange and blue flowers. Unfortunately, not every Strelitzia Reginae produces these flowers. First, this houseplant has to be four to five years old before these flowers can bloom. After that, it is not a foregone conclusion that this houseplant will give flowers. The right care and attention you put into the Strelitzia Reginae will increase the chance of these beautiful flowers! Are you curious if the Strelitzia Reginae is a good houseplant for your space? Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant!
Buy Strelitzia at Wickplants
Are you looking for a Strelitzia that you can never water too much or too little again? Then you've come to the right place at Wickplants! You obviously want a nice fresh Strelitzia. That's convenient! We work directly with the best growers to guarantee the freshness of our houseplants. Wickplants aims to ship healthy and high-quality houseplants every day. So buy your Strelitzia easily through the Wickplants website!
Want to buy the Strelitzia you like best? We understand! Send us a Whatsapp to: +31 6 15300202 and we'll be happy to help you pick out the perfect houseplant! We can send you photos of different Strelitzia specimens. The Strelitzia you choose will be sent directly to your home. Buy your Strelitzia here and enjoy your new houseplant carefree, never over- or underwatered again thanks to Wickplants' unique watering system!