Giant Bird of Paradise
Pronunciation: stre-LITS-ee-uh NICK-oh-ly
|Description||A stunning, highly prized tropical plant with bold clumps of lush, long stalks held in a fountain-like formation supporting huge, blue-green leaves. As plant matures, extremely large bird-like flowers emerge, with white heads and blue tongues. Place away from housing structures to accommodate mature size. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free areas|
|Mature Size||Slow growing clump reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A stunning plant for a full-sun display in a bed large enough to accommodate its eventual size. This would make a fine specimen planting or in a bed with lower-growing companions.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Madagascar Jasmine (Stephanotis); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Plumbago (Plumbago); Jatropha (Jatropha)|
|Care||Thrives in rich loamy soils, but highly adaptable to many soil types. Provide shelter from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, tolerates moderate drought but looks best with regular water. Remove ragged leaves from clump periodically.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.