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Bird of Paradise question

Posted by msbatt 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 22:34

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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RE: Bird of Paradise question

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

RE: Bird of Paradise question

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

RE: Bird of Paradise question

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.

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