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by catlover on November 11, 2004 04:15 PM
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I put a bird of paradise plant in my garden in North Port FL last spring. Is it ok to deadhead the old blossoms when they dry out or should they be left on??

Will a hanging heliconia grow in this area of FL? Any tips on its care and planting?



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by catlover on November 11, 2004 11:16 PM
As far as the BOP is concerned go ahead and deadhead. When I use to maintain my parents bops I would wait until the top of the bird looked ratty and then go in with a sterile knife and cut down as far as I could go.....I never waited until the whole stalk was dead....I would even go as far as pulling out the individual little plumes when they turned yucky.

Hopefully, someone will come through and help you with your heliconia question.
Catlover [kitty] [wayey]

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