(Oakvill, ON, Canafa)
QUESTION: Is it easy to transplant birds of paradise in Leca?
ANSWER: It depends on the size of the plant and how long it's been growing in the existing pot.
All plants need adequate humidity at their leaves during the transition - 70% or more. This puts pressure on new roots to perform. This is especially true for large plants (taller than 3ft).
If your plant has been growing in its existing pot for more than 2 years it's probably developed an extensive root system and removing the soil will shock it.
So, if your Bird of Paradise is taller than 3ft - or - if it's been growing in its pot for more than 3 years I suggest trying "terraponics".
Find out more about terraponics at https://www.easygrohydro.com/terraponics-index.html.
Otherwise, it should be an easy transplant.
The Hydroponics Guy
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