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Strelitzia nicolai - bird of paradise & pot cover combination

  • Position: bright indirect light
  • Soil: loam-based potting compost (John Innes No.3)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to May
  • Hardiness: tender (will need winter protection)
  • Current height: approximately 120cm (including pot)
  • Pot cover: includes a 30cm pot cover

    This structural evergreen is primarily grown for its handsome (banana-like) foliage, but given time and the right conditions 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.

  • 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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