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Bird of Paradise.
#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.
Thank you!
Joel

Re: Bird of Paradise.
#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


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Re: Bird of Paradise.
#84485 March 10th, 2007 at 01:19 AM
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Thank you papito for you great advice!


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