Birds of paradise help

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    Gcox01

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    I purchased a birds of paradise in early may, but the plant looks like it's struggling .could some look at the picture and give me your thoughts. Thank you.
     

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    Robert Cummings

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    Your bird of paradise looks stressed put it in the shade and stand it in a bucket of water for a couple of days, see what happens..
     
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    They like to be root bound and fed every few weeks
     
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    Yes, DrCase is quite right. The pot is too big. They are like agapanthus, like to be packed inside a pot. I usually enrich the soil with horse manure after flowering. They can take a lot of abuse. Don't worry too much. Make sure they are indoors when it snows or is cold though!
     
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