Cut Bird of Paradise
Someone gave me a cut Bird of Paradise in water. It is blooming now but can I plant the cut plant and keep it alive?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It is very hard for a cut portion of this plant to produce its own roots from scratch. That bloom will also work against you, as flowering hormones inhibit rooting. If by chance it does develop roots in water, you can then plant it.
Here are preferred ways to propagate: