Repotting Bird of Paradise

deemoonpie(z8 TX)September 3, 2007

Due to all the heavy rain we experienced earlier in the year in SW Houston, my Mexican BoPs are just now blooming. We normally divide and repot our BoPs every other year but because of all the rain earlier in the season, we didn't get a chance to do it as planned and the plants have just now started to bloom! I was wondering if it would hurt the plants if we divided and repotted them now or should we wait until the blooms are gone. I would like to repot before winter they have totally outgrown their pots and I'm afraid the roots will be exposed. BTW, the "mother" plant is 14 years old. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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What is a "Mexican" BOP? The only BOP I know are the genus Strelitzia and they are native to South Africa.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 12:35PM
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flying_wahini1955(houston 8b)

When I googled the image of a Mex BOP a Pride of Barbados
came up...? Is that even in the same family as a BOP?
I am confused.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 7:12PM
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