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#84483 March 8th, 2007 at 12:53 AM
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Are Bird of Paradise a deep rooting plant or a top rooter. I have a large planting area by my pool & I am not sure this plant can cause damage to the pool or even the wall next to it with its rooting system. Any help will be much appreciated.
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Joel

#84484 March 9th, 2007 at 03:15 PM
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The bird of paradise's [b.o.p.] roots are tuberous[rhizomes] just like the regular banana. It produce lots of "babies" [shoots, pups]. My b.o.p.'s are in plastic pots. If you just want to use it as a moveable decorative plant near your pool, you might want to consider planting it in a 22" or larger plastic pot.

Caring for Bird of Paradise at
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/birdofparadise.htm

Culture, Care & Propagation of Bird of Paradise at http://www.clemson.edu/charleston/local/bird/brdpards.htm

Dividing Bird of Paradise at
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/strelitzia.htm

#84485 March 10th, 2007 at 01:19 AM
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Thank you papito for you great advice!


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