Bird Of Paradise Plants
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Bird of Paradise new planting

Zone 34952 | PSLgardener added on December 14, 2015 | Answered

I was advised by a Lowes salesmen where I purchased several of these plants to add a half bag of palm fertilizer and it's now almost mid December. After doing some research online, I learned that this is not the time of year to fertilize this plant (even if it's now being transplanted from a pot). What should I do? I've already planted them according to the advice given but I can dig them up and remove the fertilizer if you think it's advisable to do so.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on December 17, 2015

You can flush the area to help move the fertilizer out of the soil, but I would not dig up the plants again.

It does sound like a large amount of fertilizer (half of a bag). Always read the label and apply according to the package directions. A light amount is always safer then over fertilizing.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-an-exotic-flower-like-none-other.htm

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