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Q.How to revive indoor potted mature bird of paradise

Zone Ontario canada | amanda_kay1981 added on September 24, 2015 | Answered

I am new to this site as well as having plants! So a lady from work gave me an indoor potted bird of paradise. When she gave it to me, it had just flowered a month or so beforehand. The plant is about 10 feet tall right now, and I’m having a few problems and not sure what to do and have done what I’ve found on other searches on the Internet. Hopefully, I have not harmed the plant! Sorry in advance for the long post. So the problems I’m having are:

1.) When I got the bop, the stalks were leaning so bad, just about touching the floor (there are 4 stalks with leaves and 2 that look like the have been cut), so I put support sticks in to help it stand up. Is there anything I can do to get hem to stand on their own without leaning so much?

2.) A few of the leaves have went brown in spots and I noticed yesterday that the one full leaf is turning brown/black on the edge of the entire leaf and also has a few spots on the inside of the leaf that look like they are turning brown/black (the spots look like little circles). How can I fix this?

3.) Next thing is a few of the stalks have started to look wrinkly and not dark or strong like the other ones. Why is this and what can I do?

4.) When I got the plant, one of the centre stalks had a new leaf starting. It has opened a bit on one side and is curled inward. The other side of that leaf has yet to open. Is there anything I can do to get it open?

Now I had read somewhere to change to soil and uncoil the roots so that they hang down and are not all in a big clump, so I did that but nothing has changed with the plant. I also checked for root rot and am happy to say the roots were good! My front wall is all windows and I get a lot of sunlight 🙂 so I had the plant in front of the window for about 1.5 months (had the plant for about 2 months now). Just yesterday I moved the plant out of the direct sunlight but it still getting lots of light. I water it when I lift the pot and the first 2-3 inches of soil is dry Can somebody please help me? I really like this plant and want to help it instead of kill it!

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Answered on September 27, 2015

Since Bird Of Paradise is generally grown outdoors in tropic regions, indoor care is quite specific.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.


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