Bird Of Paradise Plants

Giant Bird of Paradise

Zone 94114 | Jamesmatt2 added on August 28, 2017 | Answered

My giant bird of paradise has leaf growing issues. Once a shoot comes in, something eats it or some disease starts browning the stems.

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Answered on August 29, 2017


Thank you for sending us your gardening question. It appears from your photographs that your plant has an insect problem. I would recommend that you treat it with a systemic insecticide that can be applied to the base and absorbed through the roots. Cut off any damaged leaves and stems. Perhaps give it a little nitrogen rich fertilizer, and your plant should recover nicely.

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