The Q&A Archives: getting rid of dead flowers on playcodon balloon flower

Question: my balloon flower has some dead flowers on it. ordinarily i just pull the dead flowers off. but when i try to pull off balloon flowers, they are not easy to get off. should i be cutting off the

Answer: The flower buds are hollow balloons, which gradually inflate and color up. Finally the buds burst open into star-shaped flowers 2- to 3-inches across. They last a few days and if you snip off the dead flowers, more will appear throughout the season. I just use a pair of scissors to snip the dead flowers off the stalk and more appear later in the season. Give it a try!

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