Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird of Paradise - In Ecopot
PLANTED IN A DARK GREY 'AMSTERDAM' ECOPOT
Common Names: Giant White Bird of Paradise, Wild Banana
Origin: South Africa
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 80%
Temperature: 18°C - 30°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or removal of sucker
Height: Approx. 8'
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cosmetic: cold drafts cause brown tips, leaves naturally rip.
Comments: Typically grown for foliage but will bloom with sufficient light and cool nights. Often mistaken for a palm. Mature leaves grow to be 2 meters long. The common name is derived from its bird shaped flower.
Toxicity: Mild nausea, vomiting, drowsiness; caused mainly by fruit and seeds.
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