Bird of paradise

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  1. Victoria

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    I thought you had one Pete. :smile:
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Yeah not had any like that this year, not sure what causes it but I'm pretty certain it's in the flower bud when forming, I don't think its an after thought on behalf of the plant. :smile:
     
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      My plant is still going strong. I've been misting it quite often during the hot weather we have had this month.
       
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      I grew one from seed back in the 1980's repotting it every year for 15 years, it was huge but never flowered, one year I didn't re pot it and it flowered, I was told by someone from Kew that they really do need to be pot bound, but not left in the same pot for ever. Oh and they like dappled shade.
       
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        I think mines in its 4th year. The pot is in now is in its 2nd year. I read somewhere that they like to be potbound but as the current pot is plastic the roots may break it in another year or two. When the pot breaks I will put it in an earthenware or ceramic one.
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        The pot is quite small at the moment but when it breaks I will put it in a bigger pot.
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          You'll need a heavy clay pot so it doesn't fall over, they can get a bit top heavy.
           
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