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Akio74
Irvine, CA

December 27, 2012
12:23 AM

Post #9368134

Been looking for an interior plant and found a picture of this on the Internet. Anyone know what type of plant it is? Appears to be large, maybe 5'+...?

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growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 27, 2012
12:30 AM

Post #9368136

Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise) http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2466/
Fairly commonly found at the big box stores for interiors. I also think I saw them not far from you in Long Beach in people's front yards.
chedderpink
Anacortes, WA

December 27, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9368469

Pay attention to the word GIANT = 20 to 35 ft.. I had tp give mine up when it out grew the 10 foot ceiling in the flower room. I don't know about Irvine, maybe too dry? But they grow well out side in the coastal S. Calif area. I think there are other plants that look similar but are more suited to an indoor invironment in your area.
Akio74
Irvine, CA

December 27, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9368499

Thank you!

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