Bird of Paradise - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by wnlglad
February 7, 2011
When I bring my bird of paradise plants indoors for the winter, new leaves do not fully open. The top of new leaves do not unfurl. Why? Why have I never had flowers even in the summer when plants are outside?

Answer from NGA
February 7, 2011
It sounds as though your bird of paradise needs a source of supplemental light during the fall and winter months. Without adequate sunshine, the leaves won't open fully. You might try a gro-light or a bank of fluorescent lights to provide the required UV wave lengths to encourage healthy growth. Hope this does the trick!

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