Bird Of Paradise Plants

Birds of Paradise Flower Stalks Drooping


Anonymous added on April 29, 2011 | Answered

The flower stalks are long and skinny and are drooping almost to the ground. This is happening to several of my plants. Some of the flower stalks are twice as tall as the leaves. The leaves are not drooping.   What can I do?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 30, 2011

It is normal for some varieties to possess long, droopy stalks and may simply require staking to alleviate the issue. Others may need to be pruned or divided to keep them in check. I would first try staking the plant and seeing how it responds. Otherwise, you may need to consider a good pruning. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-pruning.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/dividing-bird-of-paradise.htm

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