Birds of Paradise White

This native of Madagascar may produce small whitish flowers tucked inside a series of boat-shaped bracts. There may be as many as dozens of these florets growing on a single spike.

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Plants do well in full sun to semi-shade, love a rich loamy soil and plenty of water throughout the year. They respond well to regular feeding with a slow release fertilizer and compost. They are however very tolerant plants and will thrive in most soils and can survive with very little water once established. The plants are also wind resistant and grow well in coastal gardens. Strelitzias are sensitive to cold and would need a sheltered position in areas with frost as the flowers and leaves are often damaged by frost. In climates it is better to grow them in pots that could be moved indoors when freezing temperatures are expected