Strelitzia nicolai – White or Giant Bird of Paradise seeds x 10


Tall Evergreen Clumping Plant Drought Tolerant

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White or Giant Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List)


A native of South Africa where it prefers light to medium, well-drained soils in an open, sunny position. Encyclopaedia Botanica lists it as disliking drought and frost but my experience is different, at least with drought. 

This plant is a small tree very similar to a banana plant. An evergreen tree/shrub growing to 5 metres with a spread of 2 metres. The stem is erect and flowering; the leaves are large and greyish with long petioles (leaf stalk); the flowers are blue and white with a chestnut red spathe. The flowers, leaves and plant are much larger than the orange-flowered Bird of Paradise and this plant is often called the Giant Bird of Paradise.

Offered as a packet of 10 seeds with grownotes.


All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Tall Shrub Common Name: White Bird of Paradise
Climate:  Mediterranea, Temperate, Sub-Tropical Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade Watering: Medium
Genus Strelitzia Type: Outdoors
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: nicolii Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C):
4 (0 to 5 °C)
Fruit No


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