Bird Of Paradise Plants

Birds of Paradise


kirk stump added on December 29, 2011 | Answered

Two questions please.


1) I live in Charlotte,  NC and have 2 large birds of paradise in pots. Will they survive the winter?
2) My gardners mistakenly trimmed the plants like elephant ears for the winter. Will they come back?

Thank you. :)


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Nikki
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Answered on December 30, 2011

Bird of paradise plants cannot survive temps lower than 50 degrees F. They must be brought indoors over winter. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-an-exotic-flower-like-none-other.htm

Generally, elephant ears are dug up and brought indoors over winter. However, in some areas (like yours), they have been known to come back just fine when left in ground. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/storing-elephant-ear-bulbs.htm

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bubba
Answered on December 30, 2011

1. The birds of paradise wiil not surive the winter in Charlotte,2. I do not know if they will come back or not, they will not if left outside.

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