The Q&A Archives: Thinning out a Bird of Paradise

Question: I have a beautiful Bird of Paradise plant that has grown pretty large and is taking over my flowerbed. I would like to know how I could thin it out without damaging it. Thank you.

Answer: Darla,

Dig down with a sharp shovel and separate out the plant sections you want to remove. This just takes a little time but is very doable. Some people find that they can use a butcher knife to cut down and separate plant sections to remove them from the clump.

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