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Q.BOP leaves turning brown

Zone Phoenix, AZ | Cland03 added on June 12, 2017 | Answered

The leaves on my BOP are turning brown and dying. The plants continue to grow new leaves but about a week later they will start turning brown too. The brown spots are dry, doesn’t feel sticky at all. I have inspected the plants multiple times but haven’t seen any insects. Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong?


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Answered on June 15, 2017

Make sure they are adequately watering. If these are new plantings they will need regular irrigation to develop a deep tap root.

Bird of Paradise do need full sunlight to bloom, but in warm climates direct sun can also scorch the plants.
Mulch with 3 to 4 inches of good mulch to help with moisture levels.

Excess insecticide treatment can also burn the leaves.

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