Giant white bird of paradise  (Strelitzia nicolai)



Giant white bird of paradise

Strelitzia nicolai

It is a banana-type plant native to South Africa, where it occurs mainly in coastal thickets. All shooters are characterized by a folded trunk which is formed by the gradual growth of new leaves. The plant blooms with white-purple flowers that can be up to 18 cm in size.



Other common names:



Family:


Strelitziaceae


Genus:


Strelizia


Plant range:


South Africa





Characteristic:

Foliage:


Evergreen

Habit:


?

Grow rate:


Fast


Sunlight:

Min temperature 1:?


8 0C

Min temperature 2:?


? 0C

USDA zone:


10-12



Soil and watering:

Soil:


Loam, Chalk, Sand

Ph:


Acid, Alcaline, Neutral

Watering:


Medium


Size and temperature:

Ultimate height:


6 m

Ultimate spreed:


3 m

Time to ultimate height:


? years