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Start growing Strelitzia

Made easy with Evanthia's young plants
12 September 2022 - 's-Gravenzande, NL

Strelitzia, a.k.a. Bird of Paradise, is a popular subtropical foliage plant, well-known for its exotic large, upright, banana-like leaves and extraordinary flowers. It makes for a great houseplant and can be used outdoors during warmer periods as well. At Evanthia we offer three different Strelitzia varieties: S. reginae, S. Mandela’s Gold and S. nicolai.


Of this last one, the Strelitzia nicolai, we now have seeds and young plants from seed directly availble from our own greenhouses. Grasp this great opportunity, order today and start growing these wonderful Birds of Paradise.

Stunning Strelitzia nicolai

The leaves of Strelitzia nicolai are fewer but larger than the more commonly known S. reginae. Strelitzia nicolai is native to subtropical areas of South Africa, where it grows as an evergreen perennial on rocky grassland, coastal scrub and along sunny river banks. It grows striking blue and white flowers, nestled within broad its grey/green leaves. These long-lasting, rare flowers usually appear 3 to 5 years after germination. Because of its height, Strelitzia nicolai is commonly known as Giant Bird of Paradise.

A great start with Strelitzia young plants

Evanthia has Strelitzia starting material available all year round, as seed and young plants from seed. Growing plugs from Strelitzia seeds can be quite challenging. Evanthia has tons of experience and is happy to do the work for you. For a quick and easy start, order Strelitzia young plants.


Usually the it takes about 14 to 20 weeks for the young plants to be ready to be shipped to you. But now you have the opportunity to get them really fast, as we have high quality young plants of Strelitzia nicolai ready for you in our greenhouse today! Contact our team to order and ask them for the Strelitzia cultivation manual if you need one.