White-flowered wild banana

Strelitzia alba

Cape wild banana

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Strelitzia alba flower
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Strelitzia alba is the rarest of the three large banana-like Strelitzia species occurring in southern Africa which are separated by flower characteristics and distribution. It makes an excellent focal point for a mid-size to large garden.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Autumn, Winter

Special features

Attracts birds

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Strelitziaceae

Flower colour

White

Credits

profile iconStrelitzia alba
by Phakamani Xaba, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, November 2010 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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