Lights… Camera….. Action - Introducing our Strelitzia Nicolai! Looking for that statement plant that you can literally move indoors and outdoors?
Classic and effortlessly stylish, she is truly in a league of her own with her majestic architectural leaves crowning a display of cool blue and white flowers on more mature specimens.Whether you are embracing the heat on your terrace or in your garden, or you are hiding away in your inside jungle this versatile plant can thrive in the harshest of conditions.
If you’ve ever been to the Mediterranean, you must have seen some gorgeous Strelitzias that stand many meters tall. With this in mind, if you are planning on taking your Strelitzia outside, make sure not to expose her to the full strength of the sun right away, but rather move her gently from a shadier place to the spotlight she deserves.When outside, the chance of your Strelitzia giving you some flowers is a lot higher.
For those of us with less garden space do not worry: she will also love her inside spot, whilst she can live happily further back in your room she performs at her best when she can catch a lot of direct or indirect light.With her height and structure you can effortlessly pair your Strelitzia Nicolai with a luscious green monstera or a climbing/trailing Philodendron.
How to take care of your Strelitzia?
This stunner prefers lots of sunlight and lots of water in summer. In winter she will go dormant and will need significantly less. whatever the season, she likes her soil to dry out before you water again.
Strelitzia's catch a lot of dust with their huge leaves.
Such impressive leaves do come with a little maintenance. To get the best from her ensure to periodically wipe down her leaves. The odd shower will help keep dust at bay and allow valuable light not to be blocked.
Did you know that the thicker the leaves of a plant, the more resilient they are in the face of underwatering? Just like a camel, they store water to tide them over when needed.
Make sure to rotate the plant from time to time as they tend to grow towards the light, and if you don’t rotate, you will end up with a lobsided plant.
We would also recommend you repot your Strelitzia at least every 2 years, waiting any longer to repot can result in nutrient deficiencies and a root ball that will end op chocking itself.