Giant Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia Seed
Giant Bird of Paradise is remarkable, decorative foliage plant with exotic large, upright, banana-like leaves and extraordinary flowers. The leaves of Strelitzia nicolai are fewer but larger than the reginae types. Giant Bird of Paradise makes for a great houseplant and can be used outdoors during warmer periods as well. It grows striking blue and white flowers, nestled within broad its grey/green leaves. These long-lasting flowers usually appear 3 to 5 years after germination. Also an air purifying indoor plant.
Seed Germination: Soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in lukewarm water and sow the seeds in sowing mix. Keep the soil constantly moist, cover with plastic and let the seeds germinate at a temperature of 75F. Germination may take 3-5 weeks.
Botanical NameStrelitzia nicolai
Seeds Per Pound1,405
Seeds Per Ounce88
Our Seed Promise
"Agriculture and seeds" provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, to genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems, and ultimately to healthy people and communities.
To learn more about the "Safe Seed Pledge" please visit www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org.