bird of paradise (White)
I have a white bird of paradise. I bought the house 3 years ago with the plant already established. Due to neglect it had only 2 leaves on it. now its massive. I have heard that the Whites are hard to bloom. Does it need to get bigger?? Or is there something I can do to get it to bloom?
It does have lots of pups. I have left them. Do I need to remove them?
It is in a pool room and gets lots of light, but I have also put a grow light beside it. I fertilize it about every 3 - 4 weeks and it gets watered every couple of days.
It's looking very healthy and is probably feeling far too good, what with all the tlc and fertilizer. Plants flower in order to procreate and further the species - as yours is finding the environment very much to its liking it has been furthering the species by producing offsets - it may feel more inclined to flower if it thinks its life is getting tougher and its days may be numbered. I would withhold the fertilizer .
I wouldn't remove the offsets unless the root space is getting too crowded.
Good luck - it will look marvellous when it does flower
Last edited: 08 November 2016 18:34:36