Strelitzia nicolai

COMMON NAME

Giant white bird of paradise

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Strelitziaceae

NOTES

This species is the largest in the genus, capable of reaching up to 10 meters in height. Plants of the Strelitzia genus are known for their large, crane-shaped flowers. The striking color and overall appearance of these blooms have been likened to the vibrant displays of male birds of paradise. Unlike other bird of paradise species that have pink, orange, and yellow inflorescences, Strelitzia nicolai is known for its deep blue and creamy white flowers.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

South Africa

NATIVE HABITAT

Evergreen coastal forest and thicket

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

edis.ifas.ufl.edu



Strelitzia nicolai