Some of the plants are pictured in decorative pots. Please be aware that the plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots.

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Strelitzia nicolai

Natal Wild Banana, Giant Bird of Paradise

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Giant Bird of Paradise sums up this immense plant - huge grey-green paddle shaped leaves to 2m long are produced on a gradually extending ringed trunk. Once the plant reaches 2m or more it can start to produce flowers - like a larger version of Strelitzia reginae but white where the other is orange. It will happily live, root bound, in the same pot for many years as long as it is given regular feeding and will tolerate the bright, dry conditions of a conservatory or greenhouse very well. Good job too - if re-potted annually Strelitzia nicholai will soon hit the roof!

Strelitzia nicolai Identification Sheet

Origin
South Africa
Genus
Strelitzia
Species
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

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. 

Plant height

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.

Product 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.

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Delivery location

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. 

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.

Plant height

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.

Reviews (3)

Rated 4.86 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 3 customer reviews
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Fabulous Bird of Paradise

I have bought from the Palm Centre previously and been impressed with the quality,size and professional packaging of their plants. The strelitzia nicolai was no exception. These plants are notorious for the leaves splitting if you breathe on them too heavily, but due to expert packing it arrived with leaves in excellent condition. I would definitely by from them again.

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Brilliant plant, amazing customer service and quick delivery.

Ordered a strelitzia nicolai online. Customer service has been excellent, very fast at replying. They've sent me a pic of the plant I was going to get before I ordered and they managed to schedule a delivery for next day. I would order from them again!

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Delivery had to be delayed because of frost (understandable) but after it had past the delivery was very prompt. The plant was very well packaged and came in excellent condition. My only complaint is the plant was too big for the pot and the roots had come through the bottom so much the plastic pot had to be cut off to allow for repotting (hence 4 not 5 stars). Overall though an excellent seller that I would highly recommend.