Plant Care Bird of Paradise
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Bird of Paradise

4.7 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Bird of Paradise has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Bird of Paradise has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

crane flower

Taxonomy

Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia
Strelitziaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Bird of Paradise has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Bird of Paradise has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Bird of Paradise has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Bird of Paradise has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Bird of Paradise has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Bird of Paradise has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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McKinney, TX
Rating of the plant Bird of Paradise named Cleopatra by Lalawilk365 on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

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 …

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03/08/2021

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 …

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Lexington, VA
Rating of the plant Bird of Paradise named Dolores by Venusthightrap on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

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…

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@Pinkluva
Vancouver, WA
Rating of the plant Bird of Paradise named Your plant by Pinkluva on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

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.

Drdrey avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bird of Paradise named Patsy Cline by Drdrey on Greg, the plant care app
03/20/2021

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.

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@Plantsong
Las Vegas, NV
Rating of the plant Bird of Paradise named Biryonce by Plantsong on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

So far so good. I mist it, I’m guessing it needs some humidity? It seems to love direct sunlight.

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@Sabrinasher…
Marysville, MI
Rating of the plant Bird of Paradise named Mercedes by Sabrinasherri on Greg, the plant care app
03/28/2021

Looots of sunlight! Loves the outdoors in the summer. (Northeast living)

How to care for Bird of Paradise

Water

How often to water your Bird of Paradise

Water needs for Bird of Paradise
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bird of Paradise

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bird of Paradise in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird of Paradise: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bird of Paradise in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bird of Paradise

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird of Paradise: repot after 2X growth

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.

Care Summary for Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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