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Strelitzia nicolai - Giant-Bird-of-Paradise

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

These Giant-Bird-of-Paradise are about 30ft/10m tall. Photo taken March 15, 2012 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
The leaves need a major cutting back.

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Yup, those leaves are certainly tiddly!

Seriously though - the one at the botanic gardens is obviously grown indoors so they have to be very careful not to allow a trunk to develop. Maybe that is why they're so much bigger? Also no wind to deal with.

16 Mar, 2012


Yes, the leaves need to be seriously cut back.

I can almost bet the leaves on these plants are bigger than the ones you posted. The leaves on these plants are most likely 8ft/2.5m long. You're looking at them in a open area verses a contained area. The perception can very deceiving.

16 Mar, 2012


I was comparing the leaves to the doors..............

16 Mar, 2012

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