Bird Of Paradise Plants
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Composting Bird of Paradise leaves

Zone Southern California | BigTex added on July 27, 2014 | Answered

I had a good composting system working. I had heard that Bird of Paradise leaves were not good for composting. Is that true?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on July 28, 2014

I had never heard that, and in my (rather short) research, I couldn't find any mention of it. A couple people thought bird of paradise hard to compost because it doesn't break down easily, or tends to take root instead of composting. However, I didn't see any mention of the plant as alleopathic (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/allelopathic-plants.htm
Also, if a compost heap is working properly, the plants will neither root nor fail to decompose:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/ultimate-beginners-guide-composting.htm

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