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Bird of Paradise Care

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The Bird of Paradise is considered the queen of the indoor plant world. This large, upright plant adds a rich, tropical flair to your space as its glossy, banana-shaped leaves fan out. It is relatively hardy and adapts to a wide spectrum of light conditions from direct sun to low, indirect light, but will flourish in a sunny spot.



Your Bird of Paradise prefers bright direct light. It can adapt to medium light, but growth may slow.


Water your Bird of Paradise when the top 50% of the soil is 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.


Your Bird of Paradise appreciates the occasional misting, which also helps remove the dust from its glossy dark leaves.


Your Bird of Paradise prefers average indoor temperatures of 15-25 degrees.


Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.


Mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion may cause mouth and stomach irritation.

Additional Care

If your plant’s leaves begin to turn brown along the edges, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.


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