The Bird-of-paradise shrub should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light. When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.These plants are rustic in the areas with a Mediterranean climate, therefore they can be grown outside.
Cultivation Bird-of-paradise shrub
The development of the The Bird-of-paradise shrub is erect; in genereral in the lower part they have a pretty bare stem, while p many ramifications develop towards the top. This plant in the summer assumes a yellow colouring; it is large in size and can reach 4 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. These plants are shrubs.
Fertilize Bird-of-paradise shrub
To obtain a florid development it is important to remember to fertilize our shrubs periodically; in the spring letís use a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, which will favour the development of new vegetation and of flowerings. We can intervene at the end of the winter, mixing a good dose of slow release organic fertilizer to the soil surrounding our plant. During the spring it is also possible to act periodically, with liquid or powder fertilizers, to add to the water when irrigating, every 20-25 days.
Water Bird-of-paradise shrub
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 1-2 buckets of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 2-3 weeks before watering it. If we decide to grow a specimen of the Bird-of-paradise shrub in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites.
Pests Bird-of-paradise shrub
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Mold Bird-of-paradise shrub
Locate in a soft soil with an accentuated drainage.
Plant Bird-of-paradise shrub
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.