Birds Of Paradise
With broad, glossy leaves and an impactful, upright growing habit, the Birds of Paradise is a houseplant with so much tropical flair. The more you’re able to replicate those tropical conditions in your home, the happier your plant will be.
Here’s what you need to know to care for your Birds of Paradise.
Being a tropical plant, your Birds of Paradise will thrive when given access to full light. The more the better, especially if you want it to flower (although this is rare when grown indoors). Indirect light will be tolerated too - this is actually the better option if you’re keeping your plant in a particularly hot room.
The ideal temperature range for a Birds of Paradise plant is 65°F - 85°F. Although it can tolerate colder conditions, try not to let the temperature drop lower than 60°F.
Keep the soil consistently moist in the spring and summer, but make sure that excess water is draining away adequately - your Birds of Paradise won’t do well if its roots are constantly wet. Cut back on watering in the winter, allowing the top 3 inches of soil to dry out in between each watering. If possible, use distilled or rain water to water your Birds of Paradise
The Birds of Paradise enjoys a humid environment. Spray the leaves of your plant regularly during the spring and summer, and occasionally in the fall and winter.
In order to properly grow, your Birds of Paradise will need plenty of feed in the spring and summer. Use a general-purpose liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks, stopping in the fall and starting again in the early spring.
This houseplant is toxic to both humans and animals - keep it away from children and pets.
Extra Care Tips:
Yellowing leaves are a sign that your Birds of Paradise isn’t getting enough light -try moving it to a sunnier location in your home.
• Don’t be alarmed if some of the older leaves on your Birds of Paradise start to split with time - this is a natural process that allows the plant to better withstand wind and rain.