Bird of paradise makes a beautiful addition to any flower garden. The plant gets its name from its beautiful flower, which resembles a brightly colored bird in flight. White bird of paradise, also called tree bird of paradise, has a distinct stem.
If you have a white bird of paradise, you can propagate it by dividing it. While plants grown from seed will bloom in 3 to 5 years, division will produce a flowering plant in 1 to 2 years.
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Carefully dig around the plant to unearth the underground stems or rhizomes.
Cut the rhizomes with the sharp knife. Each division should have a fan with roots attached.
Replant each division in a small pot and place in indirect sunlight.
Water frequently for up to 8 weeks.
Transplant the new plants back into your flower garden.
Divide your plants in the early spring before new growth begins.
Plant your new divisions at the same soil depth as the original plant.
Keep soil moist until new roots are established.