Pruning of Red Bird of Paradise - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rskaggs
March 1, 2010
I've heard its best to prune back the ground-what do you recommend?


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Answer from NGA
March 1, 2010

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If the bird of paradise plant is very large and established, cutting it down to ground level will renew the plant. An established root system will send up several new shoots in a few short weeks. If your bird of paradise is not a large, old plant, you can selectively prune it back, removing the oldest stems so the lower, younger ones can grow and bloom. Either way, you'll be removing the tattered old leaves and stems and that will help your plant look more attractive this season.

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