• Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Strelitzia nicolai

giant white bird of paradise or wild banana

UK grown New
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17cm pot | 55cm tall £34.99 £26.24
£14.99 £11.24
£34.99 £26.24
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: Bright indirect light
  • Soil: Peat free, general purpose potting compost
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: February to May
  • Hardiness: Frost tender
  • Current height: approximately 55cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 18cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

This structural evergreen is primarily grown for its handsome (banana-like) foliage, which becomes shredded as it ages. Given time and the right conditions however, it may occasionally produce a blue and white flowerhead too! In its native environment, this plant can grow to a great height (the foliage alone nearing 4m), but when confined to a pot and kept as an indoor plant, it will be a much more modest, but no less decorative specimen.

We’re proud to support our British growers, and having been raised by one of our trusted UK nurseries, this indoor plant has a low carbon footprint, which which makes it perfect for an eco-friendly collection or gift.

Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Garden care:
    During the growing season water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Water sparingly in winter and top dress each spring. As the old leaves become shredded, trim them off. The plants should be potted into a larger pot in autumn and may be left outside from May to September (provided there is no risk of frost). They need winter protection and can be kept in a greenhouse or conservatory from October through to April.
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