Bird of Paradise - Full Sun or What?
I have two plants that I bought in Orlando, Florida about three or four years ago. One is what they called a "False Bird of Paradise" and the other is a true "Bird of Paradise", the one with the leathery type leaves. My "False Bird" blooms wonderfully ever year and I put it out in full sun. There were lots of them planted at Disney World out in the hot, hot, full sun so I knew what to do with that one.
My question is, should I put the other one, which is what I assume is a real Bird of Paradise, in full sun or does it require some shade. I got the impression from the lady at the nursery that I shouldn't put it in full sun but it has never bloomed since I've had it. She said that it had bloomed before I bought it and should bloom again for me that year but it didn't. I have been keeping it outside during the summer but under and arbor so it doesn't get much sun. I'm thinking about putting it on my deck this summer, which gets morning to mid day sun.
What do you think?
Thanks for any help you can give me on this.