Dividing a mature giant bird of paradise plant into clumps is another way of propagation other than seeding. Separate and divide the plant into clumps containing approximately five shoots each, in springtime or summer, according to the University of Florida. Plant the clump at the same depth it was originally growing and keep the soil moist during root establishment, which takes approximately three months.
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