STRELITZIA nicolai

Commonly known as White bird of paradise, wild banana

White and blue flowers opening from bluish-black bracts
  • Evergreen
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump-forming perennial with oblong leaf-blades 1.5m (5ft) long, rounded or heart-shaped at the base, on leaf-stalks 2m (6½ft) long. Produces 3-5 spathes 40-45cm (16-18in) long and flowers 20cm (8in) long
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade

STRELITZIA nicolai

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    A large subject requiring ample space
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects
    Place of origin
    South Africa (Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu/Natal
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
    Use loam-based compost (JI No.3) in full light with shade from hot sun and good ventilation
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
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10m (33ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

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