Strelitzia nicolai

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Strelitzia nicolai

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£129.95

Natal Wild Banana, Giant Bird of Paradise

An iconic statement plant for sunny interiors, with each huge greyish green paddle-like leaf eventually reaching up to 2m on mature plants! Can be kept from reaching the ceiling by staying happily root bound in the same size pot for many years, and is very useful choice for hot sunny rooms with dry air. 

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An iconic statement plant for sunny interiors, with each huge greyish green paddle-like leaf eventually reaching up to 2m on mature plants! Can be kept from reaching the ceiling by staying happily root bound in the same size pot for many years, and is very useful choice for hot sunny rooms with dry air. If allowed to reach maturity, it can bear fascinating blue and grey bird like flowers.

Strelitzia nicolai Identification Sheet

Origin
South Africa
Genus
Strelitzia
Species / Cultivar
nicolai
Common name(s)
Natal Wild Banana, Giant Bird of Paradise
Situation
Full sun, well-drained soil
Eventual height
to 12m
Eventual spread
to 4m
Hardiness
Frost Tender
Skill level
Easy
Frequently asked questions about houseplants

How often should I feed my house plants?

With some house plants, you can feed them according to the label on the feed. It may look like it's not enough and you could be tempted to add more than the recommended dose, but do remember that the correct dosages will prevent the roots from getting burned from too much concentration. 

As a rule of thumb, once a month, a mild solution of a balanced organic fertiliser is ideal to be applied in the growing season. 

How often should I water my house plants?

Watering houseplants is always a tricky business. Some love to have their soil moist at all times, others like to be on the drier side. Also, every home is different and winters are not the same as summers. 

Conditions differ throughout the year, all over the country and plants have different preferences. 

Make sure you read the care instructions that come with the plant and adjust that according to your home.

Outdoor plants pot sizes
Indoor plants pot sizes

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots. 

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For all the indoor plants, the height of the pot is included in the listed height. The height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the highest leaf or branch of the plant.

Due to natural growth, the size of the plants might vary slightly. All plants are measured and categorised when they are brought into our nursery, however, over time, the actual size might change due to growth, adjustment to the environment etc.

Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties
WARRANTIES

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

Read more about our warranty policy >>>

Delivery information
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.

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Reviews (11)

Rated 4.97 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 11 customer reviews
What A Beaut Of A Plant!
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I have been after a BOP for a little while and I came across this company and they had brilliant reviews and they weren't wrong! The plant arrived really quickly (ordered Monday eve arrived Friday morning on standard delivery) was packaged really well, a really healthy, chunky and happy plant with lots of new leaves on their way in. Thank you!
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Amazing Value!
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I am delighted with the two plant potted Strelitzia received today. It arrived within three days of my order and I was kept well informed about my delivery. The plant looks very healthy and well established. It was carefully packaged to ensure no damage and it certainly makes a statement with its glossy paddle leaves! The Palm Centre's pricing for this plant was very competitive, even before the Summer Sale, offering excellent value, thank you!
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Great service, very well packed, able to track plants which is an extra * from me. plants arrived safely - looking good in there new home thank you
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What a beautiful plant and bigger than expected!! Delivery and packaging second to none. Thank you
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