|Home depot sells a White Bird of Paradise in a 20 gal container that appears to have 4 seperate plants. Are these white bird of pardise connected and if they are can they be separted without hurting the plant?
|Answer from NGA
April 23, 2010
|White Bird of Paradise is a clumping plant and while you may see four separate stems emerging from the pot I suspect they are all attached to the same root mass. It is possible to cut each of the stems apart and end up with four separate plants, as long as you cut straight down between the stems and through the roots so that each division has both roots and a stem attached. Plant the divisions at the same soil depth that they were growing before and keep the soil moist until the roots are established (at least three months). Enjoy your plants!
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