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Giant White Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia nicolai
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Add colour and theatre to your outdoor space with this ornamental, tall plant. The Giant White Bird of Paradise is a palm like plant that produces large, broad leaves up to one meter long and beak like, blue and white flowers with purple bracts. This plant thrives in rich, moist, well drained soil in a partly shaded position. Be sure to provide some protection from hot, direct sunlight. Also keep in mind, that it will tolerate light frost.

Size — 250mm
Growth Height — 6m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — Blue, White, Yellow
Flowering Period — Summer, Spring
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.

Watering needs

Water this plant until it is established. Keep soil moist, especially in dry weather and avoid waterlogged soils.

Pruning Advice

Remove faded flowers and old foliage at the base of the plant with a pair of clean, sharp secateurs, annually.