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Subtropical / Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai)

Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai) Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai)
Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai) Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai)
Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai)
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A beautiful species from South Africa to grow in a tub, at a minimum temperature of 0 degC. The species produces white flowers with a light blue bract.

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Family: Strelitziaceae
Scientific name: Strelitzia nicolai
Common name: Giant white bird of paradise flower
Origin: South Africa

The giant white bird of paradise flower can reach a height of 10 meters in nature, and is therefore much bigger than the regular orange bird of paradise flower (S. reginae). The species produces white flowers with a light blue bract. The plant can also be grown in temperate climates: In a tub the plant reaches a maximum height of 3 meters, and is therefore suitable to grow indoors or on the terrace during summer. The minimum temperature of the species is 0 degC. The plant grows fast, and prefers a sunny stand. The beautiful leaves are arranged like a fan, similar to the travelers tree (R. madagascariensis).

Sowing description: Remove the orange fluff from the seeds to prevent fungal growth. Soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in lukewarm water and sow the seeds in sowing mix. Keep the soil constantly moist, cover with plastic foil/glass, and let the seeds germinate at a temperature of 25 degC. Germination may take a few weeks or months.

Sowing time: Whole year
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum temperature: 0 degrees Celcius

Photo 1: Eric in SF (CCA-3.0 Wikipedia)
Photo 2: Forest en Kim Starr (CCA-3.0 Wikipedia)

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Anouk van Leeuwen - 28-06-2020 12:24

Op 3-6 heb ik deze zaden gezaaid en vandaag (nog geen maand later) komen de eerste 2 boven! Ik heb ze in plastic kweekpotten gezaaid, plastic zakje met elastiekje erover en ze staan in de vensterbank in de warme middagzon.

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