Strelitzia Augusta. Large Bird of Paradise Plants.The Strelitzia Augusta brings an amazing tropical touch to your garden. Huge exotic paddle-like shaped leaves, green/grey in colour and arranged like a fan at the top of the stems give an instant impact and a sense of the jungle.Large eye-catching bird-like white flowers appear from purple bracts when the plant is mature enough. Keeping this variety root bound will promote flowering and restrict it's height, so great for conservatories and greenhouses. Fast growing and easy to grow, but best kept sheltered from frost and strong winds to avoid the leaves shredding.
Latin Name: Strelitzia Augusta. Strelitzia Alba.
Common Name: White bird of paradise.
Native: South Africa.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth: Very fast growing. Huge exotic paddle-shaped leaves, green/grey in colour. Unique bird-like white flowers from purple bracts. Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Any. Well drained soil.
Moisture: Water regularly in summer. Keep moist.