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Strelitzia nicolai - Giant-Bird-of-Paradise Flowers

Strelitzia nicolai - Giant-Bird-of-Paradise Flowers (Strelitzia nicolai - Giant-Bird-of-Paradis)

Emerging Giant-Bird-of-Paradise Flowers. Photo taken Apr. 27, 2011.

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I'm going to check out the one in Oxford tomorrow.

30 Apr, 2011



If it's growing in a greenhouse it should bloom all year like the ones here in San Diego.

30 Apr, 2011


It'll be tomorrow that I go now as I had a bit of a hangover!
It had a bit of a drastic "haircut" last year Delonix - there was no sign of a flower last time I was there.

1 May, 2011



That's funny! I always laugh at people who have hangovers...I guess it's because I don't drink! LOL!!! :>)
Feel better soon!

Usually, giving them a haircut doesn't preclude flowering...not unless they're cutting the trunks completely down to the ground.

2 May, 2011


I rarely drink either, hence the hangover!
It was more of a crewcut than a haircut!!

2 May, 2011



So, that means they cut the trunks to the ground?

2 May, 2011


A lot of the older, and very tall, growth was taken out. There is an incredible amount of new growth that has happened since though.

2 May, 2011



This could be the reason why there's no blooms. The trunks have to mature before they bloom. If the workers at Oxford are cutting the older, mature trunks...then the newer, young plants will never bloom.

2 May, 2011


It looked rather unsafe before to be honest. It was the leaves that were removed, not the trunk though.

2 May, 2011


Well, if the trunks are mature enough, they should bloom soon. :>)

2 May, 2011

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