Bird Of Paradise Plants
Q.

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. :)

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Nikki
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    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

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    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.

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Bird Of Paradise Plants
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More