Strelitzia nicolai

19cm pot - 90cm tall £59.99
available to order from spring 2019
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Buy Strelitzia nicolai wild banana: Wonderful foliage houseplant

  • Position:bright indirect light
  • Soil: loam-based potting compost (John Innes No3)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to May
  • Hardiness: tender (will need winter protection)
  • Current height: approximately 90cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 20cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    This structural evergreen is priamarily grown for its handsome (banana-like) foliage, but given time and the right conditions it may occasionally produce a a blue and white flowerhead too! In it's 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. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots 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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