Giant Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai

The Giant Bird of Paradise is a great tropical accent plant with its dramatic display of banana-like leaves arranged fan shaped on erect or curving trunks. The Giant Bird of Paradise is an excellent plant to use with palms to enhance the tropical look.

Sub-Family: Strelitziaceae
Origin: South Africa
Growth rate: Moderate
Height: 30'
Hardiness: 28?F
Exposure: Full sun ~ coastal, partial shade ~ inland
Zones: 22-24, 12, 13 with protection
Landscape value: tropical accent, background, tub specimen, mass planting, hedge, barrier, indoor.
Identifying Characteristics:
Habit: Clumping
Leaf: Leathery
Foliage color: Grey green
Trunk: Upright, curvy
Petiole: Smooth
Flower color: Envelope purple-gray, white with dark blue tongue
Fruit color: Yellow, orange & brown
Propagation: Seed & Division

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