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Q.Bird of paradise plant

Zone Lincolnshire UK | nich added on August 24, 2014 | Answered

I have just gotten a bird of paradise plant and I would like to put it into a bigger pot. I have some cactus compost. Would this be any good? It says it’s for cactus and succulents.

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Answered on August 26, 2014

Yes, cactus mix would be perfect. You can also add 1/4 to 1/2 the volume of perlite -- you want the mix to be as free draining as possible. One thing to consider, there is no need to repot a plant when you first buy it. The growers have put the plant into the best growing mix, and used the best fertilizer, because it is in their business interest to have plants that grow quickly and strongly. Also, a new houseplant doesn't need fertilizer for at least 6 months after you buy it. If you still want to replant it, make sure that the new pot is no more than 2 inches larger than the original plant.

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