Plant Catalog - STRELITZIA NICOLAI
Giant Bird of Paradise, White Bird of Paradise
A tropical perennial with a tree-like, fountain-shaped growth habit. Leathery, blue-green leaves are broad, up to 6 feet long and resemble banana leaves. Large bird-like flowers display grayish-purple heads, white combs, and blue beaks. Blooms in fall and winter. Commonly grown indoors.
USDA zones: 9 - 11
Sunset zones: 22 - 24; H1, H2; 12, 13 with protection
Mature size: 25 - 30 feet high and 15 feet wide
Light needs: full sun, light shade
Water needs: regular water