Bird of Paradise Plant

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dcusworth, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. dcusworth

    dcusworth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi, Im not sure if this is the right place but I have a customer who has asked us to look after their Bird of Paradise plant here in Florida. Any advice regarding pruning and general care would be graqtefully accepted.

    Thanks in Advance

    Monster Cuts
  2. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Yep right place.
    First of all if you are in Orlando you better keep that thing warm it does not like frost.
    When the leaves turn brown just trim them off at the base.
    They like moist ground also.

    Are you plant sitting while they are gone or just maintaining the yard while they are there?
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i dont know much about it other then i love the look of them.
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Unless they are going to be gone for a year you wont have to do much. They are frost sensitive but other than that not much to do, they are very slow growing. Don't over water especially this time of year. Maybe once every 10-14 days.
  5. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    David, if you look at the stems coming up from the botom you will notice that each breaks into 2 or three shoots. Keep prunig the oldest tallest of the stems off. Also keep them thinned out, you'll see healthier flowers.

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