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by Rug Lady on January 15, 2006 12:27 AM
Good morning from Way too warm Montana! I had a friend recently pass away. Before she passed she gave me all her plants. The problem is she was from New Orleans, and so are all her plants. I need help caring for them to insure they survive. I have many, many questions, but right now the most urgent question regards the plant she called a false bird of paradise. It is an old, big beautiful plant, but the leaves are dropping off and it looks like it has a fungus or mold on them. How do I care for this plant? Thank you for any suggestions you may have!

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by Triss on January 15, 2006 02:11 AM
Hi there Rug lady. I am sure one of our hostesses will move this question down to houseplants so that more people will see it and while I do not have an answer to your question, I did want to welcome you to the forum!

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by weezie13 on January 19, 2006 10:34 AM
Rug Lady,
Hello and Welcome to The Garden Helpers' Forum,
and we are very glad you found us...
*sorry I missed this post [Embarrassed] *
but I will move it into the HOUSE PLANT SECTION..

I hope we catch your plant in time..

Also, in the meantime, while some of the gardeners' come thru... you may want to type in the word Bird of Paradise in a FORUM SEARCH and see what info you come up with too...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by MsBatt on January 19, 2006 12:47 PM
Any chance you could post a pic? Without a botanical name, many of us won't know exactly what plant you're dealing with.
by margaret e. pell on January 19, 2006 09:35 PM
If it looks like the pics on these sites, its a heliconia. The second site has an "all about heliconias" link that might be helpful.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hindorff/graphics/Heliconia.1.049.jpg
http://andromeda.cavehill.uwi.edu/heliconia_photos.htm

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