How to grow Strelitzia nicolai

Strelitzia nicolai grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Strelitzia also known as Giant white bird of paradise, Strelitzia nicolai perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green the leaf grow on the stem the leaf shape elliptic and the stem merge to trunk.

Strelitzia nicolai flower

Flower color white with black the petals looks like feather of birds and the black it’s like body of the bird.

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How to grow Strelitzia nicolai growing and care:

More than -2C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
All year (in cooler climate in the spring)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 2-4 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year, in cooler climate in spring and summer

General information about the flower
Bird shape flower in white with black the petals looks like feather of birds in white and the black it’s like body of the bird

Scientific name:

Strelitzia nicolai

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