white bird of paradise - Knowledgebase Question

college park, Ma
Question by mattmercer
June 30, 2010
The leaves aren't opening and some leaves have yellow and burnt looking tips. Some died.
Am I over or underwatering?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


My guess is that you are overwatering. Water thoroughly, then let the top inch or two of the soil dry out before watering again. Make sure that any water that runs through into the saucer is emptied within about a half an hour, so the plant isn't sitting in water. During the winter months, your plant will be in a resting state so it will need less water than when it is actively growing in the spring and summer months. It needs lots of sun- a southern window is best.

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