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Avatar for Kimmidnguyenyahoo
May 3, 2020 1:08 PM CST
Apollo Beach, FL
Does anyone know if you can grow roots from a bird of paradise plant cutting?
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May 4, 2020 2:07 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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Sure you can! Propagating bird of paradise cuttings needs to be done in early spring by severing a piece of rhizome with a sharp, clean knife. Use some good rooting hormone on the open cuts. Each division should have a fan with attached roots. Put each cutting in a small, clean pot with high-quality potting soil.
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May 4, 2020 9:16 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Welcome! It cannot be propaagted from a leaf stem cutting if that's what yhou have in mind. Doing as Luke suggested is very risky unless you are experienced with root division.
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Horticultural Help, NYC
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