care of birds of paradise
I believe them to be "Mexican" type birds. The mother bird is in a fairly large pot, the sprouts were healthy...moved to a totally different location and quite a few have turned totally brown. Do we cut them off to the bottom, or even cut them at all? They are being kept in the pot until late spring (April/early May) then will be transplanted to ground. Live in Sarasota, Florida...temperature is around 60-65 degrees during the day. But this temp will be much warmer within a few weeks. Any help you can give me to keep them healthy through this transition will be much appreciated. Thank you...denise
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You can prune back the plant when it dormant--which would be now.
You can cut the plant back by 1/3.
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