Plant Care Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

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


Erythrostemon gilliesii

How to care for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub


How often to water your Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Water needs for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub
0.5 cups
every 9

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 located in Sacramento, California.

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 Shrub

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

35% Very Low

Growing Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in Sacramento, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 24th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in Sacramento, California

Sunlight will increase by 32.1% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Sacramento is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to increase by 32.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in Sacramento, California

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird-of-Paradise Shrub: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird-of-Paradise Shrub love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

Bird-of-Paradise Shrub does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub: 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 Shrub after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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