STRELITZIA NICOLAI HOUSEPLANT
A truely stunning plant. Birds of paridise.
Strelitzia nicolai is part of the Strelitziaceae family and its native range. It has clumping stalks and a fan shaped crown, leaves are simple and oblong shaped with a single main vein and multiple perpendicular lateral veins. In their native environment they can grow up to 12m and 4m wide, their leaves will split to tolerate high winds. Look out for them on your holidays in the Canarie islands.
Pot: ø 21cm.
Height: Approximately 120cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, 6 hours of light per day. 4-5 hours of direct sun is tolerable also.
Water: Strelitzia prefer evenly moist soil; providing that the plant is receiving adequate light, water when the top inch of mix has dried out. Reduce watering in winter.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant with a cactus fertiliser every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.