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Bird of Paradise Black Giant

Seeds of this Strelitzia nicolai, which resembles a crown of banana-like leaves atop a palm tree trunk, combine with huge, uniquely beautiful flowers, and then you have the bird of paradise tree. Related to the bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia regina), but this one grows to 30 feet. The 6 to 8 inch leaves are grey-green and arranged in fans atop the trunks. Plants form clumps of several variably-sized trunks. The inflorescence are composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and bluish-purple tongue. The entire bird can be as large as 7 high by 18 long. Flowers are followed by triangular seed capsules. Full sun to part shade.. Water when dry. Does not like saturated conditions. USDA Zones 9 - 11. This plant is hardier than S. regina - it can handle brief periods of frost with no damage. Leaf damage occurs at temperatures below 28 F but plant will recover.The seeds need to be soaked for 24 hrs and then sown 1 deep and kept at 68 - 77 degrees with light. These can take anywhere from 8 weeks to 4 months to germinate.
Bird of Paradise Black Giant

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Seeds from Strelitzia nicolai, which resembles a crown of banana like leaves atop a palm tree trunk, combine with huge, uniquely flowers, and then you have the bird of paradise tree. Related to the bird of paradise flower Strelitzia reginae, but this one grows to 30 feet. The 6 to 8 foot leaves are grey green and arranged in fans atop the trunks. Plants form clumps of several variably sized trunks. The inflorescence are composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and bluish purple tongue. The entire bird can be as large as 7 high by 18 long. Flowers are followed by triangular seed capsules. Full sun to part shade. . Water when dry. Does not like saturated conditions. USDA Zones 9 to 11. This plant is hardier than S. reginae. It can handle brief periods of frost with no damage. Leaf damage occurs at temperatures below 28 F but plant will recover. The seeds need to be soaked for 24 hrs and then sown 1 deep and kept at 68 to 77 degrees with light. These can take anywhere from 8 weeks to 4 months to germinate.



Bird of Paradise reginea

Seeds of this Strelitzia reginea, This plant grows to 15 feet. The 6 to 8 inch leaves are grey-green and arranged in fans atop the trunks. Plants form clumps of several variably-sized trunks. The inflorescence are composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and bluish-purple tongue. The entire bird can be as large as 4 inches high by 10 inches long. Flowers are followed by triangular seed capsules. Full sun to part shade.. Water when dry. Does not like saturated conditions. USDA Zones 9 - 11. Leaf damage occurs at temperatures below 28 F but plant will recover. The seeds need to be soaked for 24 hrs and then sown 1 deep and kept at 68 - 77 degrees with light. These can take anywhere from 8 weeks to 4 months to germinate.
Bird of Paradise reginea

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Seeds from Strelitzia reginae, This plant grows to 15 feet. The 6 to 8 foot leaves are grey green and arranged in fans atop the trunks. Plants form clumps of several variably sized trunks. The inflorescence are composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and bluish purple tongue. The entire bird can be as large as 4 inches high by 10 inches long. Flowers are followed by triangular seed capsules. Full sun to part shade. . Water when dry. Does not like saturated conditions. USDA Zones 9 to 11. Leaf damage occurs at temperatures below 28 F but plant will recover. The seeds need to be soaked for 24 hrs and then sown 1 deep and kept at 68 to 77 degrees with light. These can take anywhere from 8 weeks to 4 months to germinate.



Bird of Paradise Strelitzia caudata

Strelitzia caudata Bird of Paradise commonly known as the Mountain Strelitzia or Wild Banana
Bird of Paradise Strelitzia caudata

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Seeds from Strelitzia caudata Bird of Paradise commonly known as the Mountain Strelitzia or Wild Banana, is a species of banana like Strelitzia from eastern S. Africa. This Bird is quite different than the other species as the flowers of the lightest cream to white color. Tall, banana like tree up to 20 feet, with a fan shaped crown. Caudata has a fishtail split at the end of the leaf. Hardy to 20 to 25 degrees.



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