bird of paradise - Knowledgebase Question

el sobrante, Ca
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Question by tran_do
February 25, 2010
Over a year ago, i bought 2 bird of paradise plants at home depot and at that time there are flowers. since i bought it and put one in the big pot and ther other in the gound. after 2 months i haven't seen the flowers since. what happen? please help. thanks

Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010
Bird of Paradise can take 3-4 years to establish after being planted so that may explain why yours hasn't bloomed since you planted it. They like lots of sunshine and regular water but no fertilizer. I've also found that the weather can determine whether or not a bird of paradise will bloom. So, some years you may have more flowers than others. Just be a little more patient with your plants. I'm sure they will bloom in the next year or two. When they do, you'll really enjoy them!

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