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Q.White Bird of Paradise

Zone 63367 | Anonymous added on October 1, 2018 | Answered

I have a white bird of paradise growing in a pot in my house. I have had this plant for 20 years but it has grown too tall. How can I cut it to make it shorter. What tool do I use and how much can I take off the top of the plant?

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Answered on October 2, 2018

Unfortunately this plant is going to be a tall variety. It would not be safe to cut anything at the crown of the plant, as this will kill it. The only thing you can do it take off a few leaves, or "branches" without taking too many at a time. Here is an article that will give you more information on proper pruning tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/bird-of-paradise-pruning.htm

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