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Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird-of-Paradise Flowers


Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird-of-Paradise Flowers (Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird-of-Paradise)

A close up of Giant Bird-of-Paradise Flowers in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken May 27, 2010.



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Nice close-up ... shows off the colours so well.

28 May, 2010

 

Bernieh:

Thanks! This photo was taken with my old camera. : > )

28 May, 2010

 

Great photo Palmate...:o > ))

28 May, 2010

 

Nice photo!!

Is it me, or is this quite small for a Nicolai?

28 May, 2010

 

Fantastic picture, Delonix :-))

28 May, 2010

 

Beautiful, amazing plant.

28 May, 2010

 

Palmate, thanks! : > )

Meanie, this stem is small, only around 8 feet/ 2.5 meters tall...however, many large trunks were cut down and thinned out...which is common practice here because these plants have so many trunks and grow tall, wild in a short period of time.

Louise1, thanks! : > )

Grandmage, thanks! Most people who live here just take these plants for granted because they're so commonly grown in California.

28 May, 2010

 

LOVELY PIC..:-)

28 May, 2010

 

That is beautiful Andy....................

29 May, 2010

 

Sandra, Milky: Thanks! : > )

29 May, 2010

 

Stunning picture Andy...

30 May, 2010

 

Unusual color, very pretty.

30 May, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

Thanks! : > )

31 May, 2010

 

Aleyna:

Thanks! Yes, the violet color in the flower really makes it unique.

31 May, 2010

 

Stunning, haven't seen that one either.

17 Jun, 2010

 

Marguerite:

Thanks!

It's the common Giant Bird-of-Paradise.

17 Jun, 2010

 

oh how beautiful!! But mine has never flowered...but the leaves look JUST like this one!!

10 Dec, 2010

 

Raquel:

Thanks! :>)

Here in San Diego, Giant Bird-of-Paradise blooms all year.

10 Dec, 2010

 

You have just about perfect weather in San Diego...no wonder! Houston is much hotter and humid, I think...

11 Dec, 2010

 

Raquel:

In inland San Diego it can get very hot and humid...especially during the monsoonal flow. However, Houston is still on average hotter and more humid than where I live. Although, I've had heat indices up to 132F/55.5C. here in summer.

11 Dec, 2010



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