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Q.Bird Of Paradise Is Unwell

Zone T0C1H0 | Anonymous added on November 27, 2021 | Answered

I have been trying to find some help with my indoor house plant, a white bird of paradise, but haven’t had any luck. I’m hoping you can help me… I’ve had the bird of paradise for a couple years and it’s such a beautiful plant! It has started to get dark spots along the stems, and in one area this has progressed to a black patch. From googling I think it may be fungal disease, but I can’t find any solid information about how to treat it… please help me save it! Thanks so much!

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Answered on November 29, 2021

Could it be getting too much water or not draining well? If the soil is staying wet, go ahead and repot it in fresh soil and clean the container well. The first picture also could be bugs. Scale are usually the culprit of BOP has bugs, so check for that, too. These articles should help:

Birds of Paradise are typically pest and disease free, but occasionally are bothered by scale, mealy bugs or root rot. So check for those first.


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