Spectacular tall plant with huge blue/white flowers and striking fan-like foliage. It is a stunning and hardy perennial with a strong architectural shape. The evergreen paddle leaf shaped plant produces white and blue bird shaped flowers. Suprisingly wind tolerant, however the leaves will shred in persistantly strong winds so look better in a more sheltered spot.
Prefers rich soils with good drainage, and will grow in full sun or part shade. Mildly frost tolerant when established. 6m.
These plants make beautiful (and trendy) house plants. With proper care, a bird of paradise can grow to over six feet tall, even indoors. Its broad, arching leaves make a dramatic, graceful statement in your home. Here’s how to care for birds of paradise to keep them at their best.
GIANT BIRD OF PARADISE (Strelitzia nicolai)