Bird Of Paradise Plants

Giant Bird of Paradise


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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dawnjhiking
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 29, 2017

Hello,

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.

Here are a couple of articles you might find helpful:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-plant-bugs.htm

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

Please let us know if you have any other gardening questions and happy gardening!

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