Bird of Paradise IN TROUBLE

Monique Reed monique at
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

M. Reed

"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.
> Best,
> Doug

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