BCP/Strelitzia nicolai

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Strelitzia nicolai

Strelitzia nicolai, flower & foliage

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Profile for Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Tall, palm like plant with very large paddle like leaves and large flowers
Flowers:Flower is composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and a bluish-purple "tongue".
Foliage:1.8 m (6 ft) long leaves are grey-green and arranged like a fan at the top of the very long petioles.
Stem:none
Growing Conditions:Sun part shade, moist soil, frost free
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Plants in the family Zingiberaceae
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This page is a profile for the plant species Strelitzia nicolai, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.