Red bird of paradise

cdptucsonFebruary 18, 2014

I planted four red birds of paradise two years ago and they have not grown an inch. What am i doing wrong?

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lazy_gardens

What are you doing?

Where are they planted - sun exposure?
How are you watering them?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 11:35AM
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GeeS 9b

Sun exposure is important. When provided with proper conditions, these bad boys have the potential to reach full size in a single season -- remarkable really.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 9:32AM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Hiya! I agree with the others, full, amazingly hot, full full sun keeps them happy and growing. Water when fairly dry to keep them happy, but really it's heat and sun that makes them take off. What conditions are yours getting? Happy gardening!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 11:18AM
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tracydr(9b)

Dang. Mine are in shade and not growing much at all. I wonder if they could be safely moved?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 10:19AM
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