Bird of Paradise
4.6 out of 5 (55 experiences)
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Such an elegant plant! I keep mine in the sunniest part of my room and water it frequently. One thing i will say is the leaves are very fragile. When i got mine it had many tears and holes which are …
Very finicky and needs soooooo much direct sunlight (in front of a south facing window). I guess that would be indirect since the light is filtered through the window. Either way, I use a grow light …
Love love love bird of paradise. I have a large one and they’re so pretty when their leaves grow big. They are a little finicky about their soil, water, and temps (considering they’re exotic plants t…
I can’t understand her!! i’ve tried misting, watering differently, moving her around, getting more sunlight... i don’t know what’s wrong. She just keeps browning and drooping. i got her in a plant a …
As a newer plant owner, this plant has been my favorite to watch grow. She grows fast and she feels like the mother of all my other houseplants! Would definitely recommend a bird of paradise to any p…
This plant loves sunlight! When I placed a grow light next to it all of a sudden a new leaf began to grow. I recently moved it to a larger pot so don’t expect it to bloom this year.
There’s no plant more striking and beautiful to make a big statement if you only want to have a few plants to take care of but have a big impact on the vibe of your room.
I don’t think my bird of paradise grew at all(?) but the leaves are looking so healthy! All I did was follow the watering schedule and have it placed right by the window.
This plant has never gotten droopy in the few years I’ve had it and there have been periods of neglect - hahah. Easy to care for
So far so good. I mist it, I’m guessing it needs some humidity? It seems to love direct sunlight.
How to care for Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Bird of Paradise may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bird of Paradise after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.