How to care for your Bird of Paradise
Use these instructions to care for a Bird of Paradise. This guide will tell you how to water a Bird of Paradise; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Bird of Paradise
The Bird of Paradise can handle direct and bright indirect light. However, it will flourish most in a sunny spot in direct sun. If you don’t think you have a spot with enough light, try using a grow light.
Water your Bird of Paradise when the soil volume is 50% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
The Bird of Paradise prefers a humid environment. Add a pebble tray or a humidifier nearby if you notice crispy leaf edges.
Average indoor temperatures of 65-80°F are best for the Bird of Paradise.
During spring and summer, fertilize once a month with a general purpose fertilizer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
Bird of Paradise is considered toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
The Bird of Paradise is sensitive to salt and mineral build-up, so water that’s too hard or soft can cause browning leaf edges. If you notice this, try using rainwater or distilled water. If you notice your plant’s leaves splitting, this is natural. This is to protect their large leaves from snapping from rain and wind.