Plant Care White Bird of Paradise
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White Bird of Paradise

4.6 out of 5 (74 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Strelitzia nicolai
Strelitzia
Strelitziaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

White Bird of Paradise has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 65
White Bird of Paradise has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 30
White Bird of Paradise has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 29
White Bird of Paradise has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
White Bird of Paradise has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
White Bird of Paradise has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
White Bird of Paradise has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
White Bird of Paradise has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Harrietgrows avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Alfred by Harrietgrows on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

My pride and joy❤️ have had my bay for just under two years and has pushed out 3 lovely large leaves, and has a 4th well on its way:) I have never had a problem with trying to keep it alive... It see…

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Steeze365daily avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Big Bird by Steeze365daily on Greg, the plant care app
06/23/2021

I find that she grows better under bright indirect light, so keep her close to the window. She thrives under lots of humidity as well. The leaves grow in so beautiful and lush. Definitely a plant i’d…

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@Marigerm
St. Louis Park, MN
Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Marvin by Marigerm on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

I love my BoP, however it’s not for a beginner lol definitely be sure you are ready to maintain these guys cause they are a large tropical plant that craves a similar climate. It’s definitely thrivin…

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@Kraigparkin…
San Francisco, CA
Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Hanson by Kraigparkinson on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

It’s an architectural element in its own right. The curves are amazing and being an extra touch of softness and vibrancy to a space.

Gazebbo avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Bronny James by Gazebbo on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

Outdoor light is best, if left indoors use a pot you can place outside / inside. Plant food helps for steady growth!

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@Kimberly
Columbia, SC
Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Bird Parker by Kimberly on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

I’m in love with my BOP! I started out with a one gallon pot and now he’s over 5 feet tall!

Georgia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Darwin by Georgia on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

This plant gets very big and is bet to keep bigger pots near by if you keep it inside

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@Sabrinasher…
Marysville, MI
Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Queen B by Sabrinasherri on Greg, the plant care app
06/03/2021

One of my favorite kind of plants. Beautiful green leafs and the flowers! 😍

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@Tosha77
Baltimore, MD
Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Keisha by Tosha77 on Greg, the plant care app
06/25/2021

Bright indirect light and allow top 2 inches to dry before watering

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@Jennifer
Pensacola, FL
Rating of the plant White Bird of Paradise named Bruce Lee by Jennifer on Greg, the plant care app
06/19/2021

My BOP is one of the easiest plants that I have. Big and beautiful

How to care for White Bird of Paradise

Water

How often to water your White Bird of Paradise

Water needs for White Bird of Paradise
0.5 cups
every 9

White 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 located in New York, NY.

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 White Bird of Paradise

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 White Bird of Paradise in New York, NY

New York, NY

94% High

Growing White Bird of Paradise in New York right now

Light needs for plant White Bird of Paradise in New York, NY

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant White Bird of Paradise in New York, NY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.8% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant White Bird of Paradise in New York, NY

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for White Bird of Paradise in your home

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

White 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in New York, NY ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your White Bird of Paradise thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize White Bird of Paradise

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

When to repot White Bird of Paradise

Nutrient needs for plant White Bird of Paradise in New York, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 28th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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