Bird Of Paradise Plants
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care of birds of paradise

Zone Sarasota, FL 34237 | Anonymous added on January 7, 2017 | Answered

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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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 8, 2017

You can prune back the plant when it dormant--which would be now.
You can cut the plant back by 1/3.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/mexican-red-bird-of-paradise.htm

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