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Bird of Paradise

Kaia M. James kmjames at ibm.net
Mon Jul 27 12:51:30 EST 1998

1.  Let it dry out between waterings a bit
2.  Give it direct sun, if you can
3. Is it root bound?  If so repot in a larger container.  Use a terra cotta
pot.  The root system of a Streltzia grows pretty fast, I'd say you need to
repot.  And, even if you don't need to change the container it's in, you may
need to repot just to give it new potting mixture.  How long has the 10 year
old plant been in the current pot it is in?  After a few years, the potting
mixture sort of gets "used up", and needs to be changed.

Of course there can be other problems, but, these cover the basics.  Hope
this helps.  Let me know how you do.


C.Lewis wrote in message <35acf8ee.26982592 at news.crosslink.net>...
>I am having a hard time getting more than two leaves to grow on this
>10 year old plant at a time.....It seems to be a die hard......but
>what do I do to get it to florish and bloom??
>It is out side on my deck....gets bright light but no direct
>sun.....stays moist most the time.......I feed it 10x10x10 every two
>weeks.....I don't know what else to do.
>This plant belongs to my MOM and I took it and told her I could get it
>to bloom for her .......two leaves at a time, before the third comes
>up the frist dies off......Please what does this Bird of Paradise

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