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Q.My Bird of Paradise flowers but does not last long and dies and looks awful

Zone 2447 | hayfrase@bigpond.com added on October 19, 2017 | Answered

I cut dead flower off plus curling leaves that look nearly dead. I END UP WITH MANY DEAD STEMS.

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Answered on October 19, 2017

This could be a pH issue, or a fungal issue. To correct both, and add a little sulfur back into the soil I would recommend dolomitic lime and wettable sulfur. Here is an article on the care of the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-an-exotic-flower-like-none-other.htm

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