Bird of Paradise Care 101


Thrives in bright indirect to direct light.


Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

This plant can benefit from extra humidity.

Bird of Paradise can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.

Fun Fact

The Bird of Paradise is named after the colorful, crane-like flowers it produces in its native environment.

Sad Plant Signs

Splits along sides of leaves:Normal adaptive precaution to help plant bear strong winds in its native habitat

Yellowing lower leaves, wet potting mix:Overwatered

Wilting, curling leaves, dry potting mix:Thirsty plant, underwatered

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