Also known as
Caesalpinia gilliesii, bird of paradise, bird of paradise bush, desert bird of paradise, yellow bird of paradise, barba de chivo, Paşabıyığı, Cennetkuşu ağacı, Bodurakasya and Caesalpinia gilliesii
How to care for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub
How often to water your Bird-of-Paradise Shrub
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub 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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in your home
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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How to fertilize Bird-of-Paradise Shrub
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 Shrub after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Bird-of-Paradise Shrub can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Bird-of-Paradise Shrub can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Care Summary for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.