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Giant Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai
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Perennial grown for its spectacular flowers, which resemble the famous birds. Flowers are white with a dark blue "tongue". Grown mainly for its dramatic, tropical foliage. 

Plant with Hibiscus


  • Landscape Size: 30' tall, 30' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 10a
  • Growth Habit: Arching, Upright
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Flowers for Cutting

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Plant in well draining, enriched soil. Water regularly to keep soil moist, but not soggy. Fertilize sparingly, and do not divide when transplanting. Hardy to 28°F. 



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