Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)
Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)
Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)

Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)


A stunning, highly prized tropical plant with bold clumps of lush, long stalks held in a fountain-like formation supporting huge, blue-green leaves. Indoors, plant needs bright light (direct sun encouraged!) and regular fertilization. If happy, the Giant Bird of Paradise will grow quickly and boldly, quickly becoming a statement plant!

Sometimes BOPs grow so fast and large that owners see fit to put it outside. Luckily, these plants do wonderfully in the Bay Area!  Plant outside in a spot that is protected from the harsh afternoon sun and also protected from the wind. Once outside, extremely large bird-like flowers may emerge, with white heads and blue tongues. If planted directly into the ground, place away from housing structures to accommodate mature size.