Strelitzia Nicholii – Giant Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia nicholii commonly called as the Wild Banana or Giant White Bird of Paradise are banana like trees with vertical woody stalks reaching an altitude of six meter as well as bunches formed could extend as far as twelve feet. The six feet long leaves are gray green as well as organized like a fan at the pinnacle of the stalks, akin to Ravenala madagascariensis. The entire flower could be as much as eighteen centimeters high by forty five centimeter long and is generally held just on top of the tip where the leaf fan appears from the stalk. However, flowers are pursued by triangular seed capsule. Also known as Giant Bird of Paradise
Height: Up to six meter tall
Uses: It’s a stunning accent plant and utilized in pairs as sentry guarding gateways and entries. It is also an excellent plant regarding big containers placed both inside and outdoors. In fact, large populace of Strelitzia nicholii now dwells in shopping malls all over the nation.
Planting tips: It grows well in full sun to partial shade.
Soil type: This plant prefer rich moist soil with excellent drainage
Pruning: It require occasional pruning
Water requirement: This plant must be watered properly but then enabled to dry-out approximately completely ahead of re-watering. They do not like to be excess watered and during the winter they should be watered only when the soil is totally bone dry
Feeding: Throughout the summer months this plant need as much ventilation and sunlight as possible.
Pest and problem: This plant is pest resistant.
Climate: Grow well in most regions of Australia
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