Strelitzia nicolai – “Blue/White” – Bird of Paradise, Crane flower.
A rare blue/white form, Evergreen clump forming perennial has greyish/green leaves. Ornamental, Tall, palm like plant with large broad leaves up to 1mtr long.
Great tropical effect. Thrives in rich, moistwell drained soil is a sunny/partly shaded position. Some protection from hot summer sun in beneficial, Tolerant of frosts.
Large bird like flowers produced during Winter – Spring.
An easy plant to grow and will thrive in most soils.
Prefers full sun and well draining soils. Once established can survive with very little water, can be sensitive to frost in cold climates.
Striking feature plant which offers a tropical feel to courtyards, pool areas and patios, Excellent too for cut flowers!
Native to: South Africa
Flowering: Winter, Spring and into Summer.
Watering: Keep the soil moist during dry weather but dry during Winter
Planting Aspect: Full sun to part shade
Height to 5-6mtrs. Great as a two-storey screening plant in suburban gardens
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