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tropicalifragilistic

I've taken on the task of learning everything I need to know about growing my own tropical garden in Victoria! I've only just started 🌴

Strelitzia nicolai

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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tropicalifragilistic

#brightcolours this was the pot it came in. There was pretty much no dirt in it. Just full of roots!

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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tropicalifragilistic

Just put this 2.5m high beauty in the garden!

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brightcolours

Wow!! That would have been a big job! How large is the root ball?

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brightcolours

Friends near Geelong have a few. In a big clump. About 4m high.

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tropicalifragilistic

That's crazy. I can't wait until mine is that big

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tropicalifragilistic

#brightcolours 90cm wide x 60cm deep. Digging the hole for it in my clay took 4 hours!!!

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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tropicalifragilistic

My newish indoor giant bird of paradise has a new leaf.

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tropicalifragilistic

Another one of my giant bird of paradise is taking off well...

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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This was when it was first planted from a pot. Not looking so great now though....

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Annettenoosa

Here in the subtropics these grow to a 6 mt giant. Need a chainsaw to keep it tidy 🤔

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tropicalifragilistic

Yes I've seen them in Noosa looking absolutely amazing!!! I'm trying to create a noosa style garden here in Victoria. Will take about 10 times longer to grow but should eventually get there. Probably easier just to move to noosa haha

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