Giant Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai

SKU
07170
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationstre-LITS-ee-uh NICK-oh-ly
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing clump reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UsePoolside, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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