Bird of Paradise IN TROUBLE
monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Fri Aug 11 12:07:07 EST 2000
Bird of Paradise likes to be a little pot-bound. Are you sure your
new pot isn't so big that the plant has trouble draining the soil
"J. Douglas Johnson" wrote:
> I have a Bird of Paradise that is not doing well. I have only had the plant
> for one week. The leaves are curling, and about 1 milimeter of the leaves
> edges have turned brown. Most of the leaves have a decent color, but they
> are curling all over.
> It is quite possible that I watered it too much in the first watering after
> I repotted it. I was told to water it once a week until water came out the
> bottom, but my planter is huge (probably close to 50lbs of potting soil).
> I had it next to my window where it get a great deal of light from about 2pm
> until sunset. Unfortunately, that is directly below my air conditioning
> vents, which someone told me can dry out the plant. So perhaps that was the
> problem as well. I have moved the plant away from the window, but now it
> will only get about 2.5 hours of good light a day. Is that enough light for
> a B of P? I have also placed a small humidifier at the base of the plant.
> Any help will be much appreciated.
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