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Q.A Friend Dug A Bird Of Paradise From Her Friend’s Yard And Was Unable To Get It Do Much For A Year. I Have It And Found No Roots.

Zone Austin Texas USA | Anonymous added on February 13, 2022 | Answered

Can I save it? When I got it there were 2 stems about 18 inches tall. Each had a curled up dead dry leaf. I trimmed them and started to check the dirt. Absolutely no roots!

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Answered on March 4, 2022

Most sources recommend division or seed for propagation, but it never hurts to try from a cutting. It looks somewhat dark on the end so cut off just a little, and dust it with rooting hormone if you have any. Then pot it in good potting soil. Do not water for two or three days. Then follow the instructions for planting a rhizome in the article below.


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