After the birds of paradise bloom…
Should we cut the stalk on which the bird of paradise blooms? How far down do we cut if we should cut it? Mine had three stalks and they all bloomed with 3 flowers on each stalk. I don't want to hurt them but do the stalks need to be cut? My plant is in a large pot outside. We live in Florida and though we had a few cold nights (for us), the plant did not seem to suffer at all. I need help in its care. Thank you.
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Yes, you can prune or trim the spent flower stalks on your plant.
With a clean sharp knife cut the stem from the plant at the base or crown.