|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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(white bird of paradise)
Originating from S Natal, NE Cape
Very fast growing Strelitzia that can reach giant proportions even in a UK garden provided it is dug up and moved to more congenial surroundings during the winter months. Very long leaf blades on 2m leaf stalks. Produces long lasting white and blue Bird of Paradise flowers during spring. Height to 10m although this is unlikely in UK (thankfully!).
Top dress annually and repot every second year. Water sparingly in winter and ventilate when temperatures exceed 20°C. Can be grown outdoors in a frost-free, moist but well-drained, fertile soil with protection from strong winds.
Eventual mature plant size :