Giant Bird of paradise is a brilliant plant well suited to gardens of Sydney region and the South coast NSW due to its tolerance of cold winter air (Frost free).
Strelitzia Nicolai is a great backdrop plant for a garden or creating a “Tropical feel” for a courtyard or large garden.
Sometimes called “White bird of paradise” this plant needs some space as if confined to a small area, over 6-8 years it could potentially crack masonry as it is a large compressive plant.
However, in the right spot it is perfect for screening as it is very “clean” and has the tropical Banana leaf look people often desire in a foliage garden.
Avail most of the year due to its tolerance to harsh weather and drought. Strong winds will tear the leaves of Giant Bird Of Paradise, particularly in August on the south coast and Sydney
- Strelitzia Nicolai
- Eastern South Africa
- Full sun or shade
Very tolerant of poor soils however will look lush and green in damp Organic rich soil