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Strelitzia nicolai 'Giant White Bird-of-Paradise'

Very tall with big white and steel blue inflorescence.

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The giant White bird of Paradise is a magnificent plant adored for it large paddle leaves resembling those of a banana tree. In its natural home of the tropics, it can get to 30 feet high and 15 feet wide.

When in bloom, the flowers are steely blue with a white crown that imaginatively appear like a bird.

Strelitzia nicolai prefers full sun in well watered soil and may survive a short bout of frost. Freezing temperatures will slow it down but it will not surive long durations of freezing conditions.

Light Requirements

Full Sun

the Giant Bird-of-Paradise performs best with full sun exposure. It is best outdoors where it can receive sunlight all day unimpeded. It requires full intensity sunlight to avoid issues that keep it from reaching its full potential.

Symptoms of a lack of full sun include:

  • Pale colors
  • Spindly, leggy growth
  • Leaf drop
  • Failure to thrive

Indoors, the Giant Bird-of-Paradise may not get enough light unless it is in a solarium, greenhouse or next to bay windows.