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Strelitzia

Giant Bird of paradise, Wild Banana

From South Africa, this is a large plant that can reach heights greater than six meters when planted in soil. Its large and long leaves give a fresh and tropical air to the environment and remind the leaves of banana trees, so there are also those who call giant banana tree to this species of starfish. The inflorescences take years to happen and have a shape similar to those of strelitzia reginae (the best known ones), but the flowers are white and the beak-shaped bracts are purple, almost black.

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Light

Direct sun or too much indirect light. Under direct sun its leaves tend to become lighter.

Watering

We suggest moderate watering. Allow the substrate to dry almost completely before weting again with plenty of water until the substrate becomes moist again. Never leave excess water from the watering at the bottom of the pot. During summer, pay more attention to the frequency of watering especially if you are outside.

Care

Clean the leaves periodically with a clean, damp cloth or sponge. It is a very rustic plant and it is normal for the leaves to tear and that their ends are slightly burned as the leaves age, due to our mostly dry climate.

QUICK FACTS

Diameter of Pot

Ø21, Ø24, Ø42

Temperature

It tolerates low winter temperatures Portuguese and, so, inside or outside.

Air purifiers

No

Fertilization

Use universal fertilizer, for green or organic leaves, especially during spring and summer.

Pets & Children

TOXIC

Height

100cm – 150cm, 150cm+, 50cm – 100 cm

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