Strelitzia nicolai is a classic in Subtropical and Mediterranean gardening as it tolerates long winters and light frosts. It is popularly grown in large pots, because even juvenile leaves attain enormous size and plants can be kept in containers for many years. Large specimens exist in Italy, Spain and Portugal, planted at in the early XX century. Also here in the Canary Islands some huge trees are grow in parks and villas on the cooler side of the islands.
These plants grow fast and we try offer a size of h= 50-80 cm tall - Cont. 16-20 cm. If the plant is taller than 1 m in total, we will bend or cut the tallest leaves. This plant is fast growing and will soon make new leaves, so it is worth to do it.
|Max. Size||300cm & more|
|Minimum winter temperature||-5 ºC to 5 ºC|
|Flowering Season||Warmer Months|