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Bird of Paradise bloom in Tx?

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by Beverly Miles on February 04, 2004 04:50 AM
I live in Houston, Tx. I bought a Bird of Paradise about 6 months ago and it has grown about a foot. It is in a pot and I leave it outside except when it freezes. Will it bloom in Houston, and will I have to feed it any special food? Should I keep it in a partially shady spot in the heat of the summer? Help!!
by gardengal on February 04, 2004 07:41 PM
Hi Beverly! [wayey] Welcome to the forum. Here is some info on bird of paradise... hopefully it will help you out some.

bird of paradise

And this is what Bill has in the Garden Helper:

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Come back often and check for more info. I know lots of people grow these, I personally do not but I see them everywhere around here. You might want to do a forum search on birds of paradise as well (at the top of the screen in little letters, click on forum search). Good luck and happy gardening! [grin]

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by njoynit on February 05, 2004 03:00 PM
I have grown an orange one from seed.Hopefully it will bloom this year for me& have 4 more seeds to start as well.
This is what I CAN tell you.I grow my pot in shade in summer but it is like a bright shade(light from SE).I keep it watered& it is rooty so right now it actually needs a larger pot and have one for it to pop into soon.Right now I have mine growing in garage...kinda my cool greenhouse with hubbys florecent lights.It actually has 2 new leaves along with a few others growing out there.when we get those freeze temps I shut the garage door but most times it is open.Is a lady by sons school who has one growing in a 25 gal pot on her porch.she has a sheet over it and other things(imagiune are her corn plants as are not at end of driveway now)& I'm 1 1/2 hours from you heading north on 59 to 190.I'll ask my friend in houston about hers.i believe hers is inground.she lives south side.

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by weezie13 on February 14, 2004 12:58 AM
[wayey] Beverly Miles [wayey]

I'd like to Welcome you to The Garden Helpers Forum!!
Glad you found us!!
Hope you got some info from what the girls left.
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by Jiffymouse on February 14, 2004 05:40 AM
[wayey] welcome beverly! hope you enjoy it here and get your answers [thumb]

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