How Do You Get Rid Of A Bird Of Paradise Plant?

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A flowering perennial of the Strelitzia genus, it is colloquially referred to as a bird of paradise plant. The shrub is native to certain parts of South Africa, though it can now be found in various warm and tropical climates. The plant is grown for ornamental purposes thanks to its large white, green, blue, red and yellow flower clusters. Bird of paradise shrubs can grow up to 32 feet tall and may become a nuisance. Get rid of the flowering shrub to make room for other plants. Put on protective gear including covered shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, eyewear and gloves. Clear away any plants you may wish to keep that are near the bird of paradise. Apply a broad-spectrum herbicide such as Monsanto's Roundup or Dow AgroSciences' Remedy. Spray the herbicide onto the bird of paradise according to the specific manufacturer's guidelines as herbicide potency and application varies by product. Cover all exposed surfaces of the plant, including its dense inner column of foliage. The ... more
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