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Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)


By Meanie

Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise) (Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise))

This had a huge chop last year and has bloomed since I was last there. This is the bloom a little past its best. The bloom was a good three metres up - this is a seriously huge plant!
Taken today at Oxfords botanic gardens.

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this is a beauty but i don't have the space for it...

14 Mar, 2012


Fantastic plant, I saw one of these in Italy, it was about 4m tall, impressive! one for my Botanical garden when I win the Lottery :o)))

14 Mar, 2012


I would love one too, but as PA says it will require a lottery win!

14 Mar, 2012


Think I'll give this a miss ,I never win anything :o(

14 Mar, 2012


I didn't win again - but I did save a quid by forgetting to do it Amy!

14 Mar, 2012



That's a good close up for being so high up. Yes, Giant-bird-of-Paradise does get grows wild here and grows to almost 40ft/12m tall.

15 Mar, 2012


It's one seriously impressive plant isn't it Delonix! Not beautiful, but certainly impressive!

15 Mar, 2012


They look very nice with many trunks at various heights, especially in front of buildings. I posted some.

16 Mar, 2012

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