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Plant info Giant Bird of Paradise

plant info strelitziaBOTANICAL NAME: Strelitzia nicolai

COMMON NAME: Giant Bird of Paradise

DESCRIPTION: Trunk forming, clustering tree to 5m high with banana-like shiny green leathery leaves, having an obtuse base arranged in two ranks.  Flowers outside only.

LIGHT/POSITION: High light only.  May need an acclimatisation period if grown outside or in a shade house.   Requires space for optimum visual effect.

WATERING: Water thoroughly and then allow to dry moderately between waterings.

CLEANING: Wipe leaves and stems with neem soap to remove dust. Do not oil.

FERTILISING: Usually not necessary, but only through the growing season with liquid fertiliser if required.

PRUNING: Remove dead stems close to the main trunk.

PRESENTATION: Dramatic plant for interior situations, especially in large foyer areas with high ceilings.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Good feature plant. Not recommended for long term situations.

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