Bird of Paradise question

msbattMarch 30, 2012

I have one that's been in a large planter for about 3 years now, and I'm wondering what would happen if I put it in the ground for the summer. I have a bed devoted to things that that must be lifted and overwintered indoors, but I wonder if this would be too much root disturbance for a Strelitzia reginae.

Any advice?

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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Would you pot it and sink the pot into the ground? (The pot-in-pot method?)

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 11:06PM
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msbatt

No, I meant to put it directly in the ground.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 10:02AM
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msbatt

Just in case anyone comes along with this same question, some research has convinced me not to do this. It seems this plant flowers better when root-bound.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 5:53PM
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