How To Prune A Bird Of Paradise Video
Edward R. Forte
October 24, 2021
Bird Of Paradise
The Bird of Paradise flower is brightly colored and can grow extremely large as long as you prune it after it has finished blooming.Look for brown, dead flowers, and cut the stem of these growths as close as possible to the base of the plant. .
Bird Of Paradise Plant Care
The Bird Of Paradise grows the best & blooms the most in full sun.As you can see, the plant is less dense with longer stems as well as smaller foliage & flowers.Flowers.Watering.The Bird Of Paradise looks & does the best with regular water – not too wet & not too dry.The Bird Of Paradise isn’t too fussy as to soil which is evidenced by the wide variety of places it grows in.What happens is a 2nd smaller flower emerges out of & above the 1st flower.A good blast with the garden hose will send those pests flying.Bird Of Paradise don’t require much pruning at all.How to care for Bird of Paradise indoors:.Give the Bird Of Paradise as much natural light as you can – it needs this for foliage & flower production.In the cooler, darker months be sure to back off on the watering allowing it to dry out before doing it again.–> The leaves would greatly appreciate a good cleaning every now & then.I’m including this because the flowers were regular sized but the plants themselves were only 1 to 1 -1/2′ tall.If you liked this Bird Paradise Plant Care blog you should also check the one I did on the Giant Bird Of Paradise.Happy gardening,.Other posts you’ll find helpful:. .
How to Cut Back a Bird of Paradise
The city of Los Angeles has named it its official flower apropos of its dramatic appearance, and it flourishes in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10 through 12.If it’s planted in a protected area, such as against a building, it can survive in zone 9 but only in temperatures that don’t fall below 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.The bird of paradise, a perennial evergreen that grows best in tropical and subtropical climates, loves the full sun.A little alcohol rubbed over the blades ensures cleanliness, and proper tools make clean cuts.A hard prune should be done every few years as a reaction to the bird of paradise's growth rate.In the desert, other types of bird of paradise flourish, but they are not of the same genus as those found in tropical climates.The desert variety can suffer from winter freezes and can be protected with a thick layer of mulch laid around where the roots appear and at least 3 inches from the base. .
Steps You Need to Take to Help Your Damaged Plants and Lawn
If the plant is mushy (tropicals like ginger, Moses in the boat, bird of paradise) trim back to firm stem or to ground.Philodendron – Watch video: “Freeze Remedy: How To Save Philodendrons” Palms – Watch video: “Freeze Remedy: Palm Trees” Citrus– if you scratch a branch and there is no green underneath you can remove it, but no hurry.Keep any suckers that arise from below the graft cut off, they will grow fast but produce sour fruit.If your tree is frozen all the way to the graft, fertilize with Citrus Tone now, May 1st, and September 15th to promote plenty of healthy regrowth from freeze damage. .
Freeze Remedy – Stage 1
Over the next few weeks, we will be addressing the freeze damage to plants which everyone has suffered.We are working on a video giving easy to follow instructions about what to prune and how. .
Plant Journal - Indoor Plant Care Tips
She absolutely loves it.Now she has a ZZ plant to hang out with her Snake plan, which was also a gift from My City Plant. .
How to Cut the Brown Leaves From a Bird of Paradise Plant
The slow-growing perennial grows best in Hawaii and California, but can also thrive in Florida and other parts of the Deep South.They can live for a long time with proper maintenance, which includes watering, fertilization and cutting old, damaged and brown leaves off.Removing them will make the plant more attractive and lessen the likelihood of fungal organisms growing on the dead tissue. .