How To Care For A Bird Of Paradise Plant
The bird of paradise plant is native to South Africa. It gets its name because its flower looks like the bird of the same name.
Plant in a pot that is at least a couple inches bigger than it's current roots to moderately larger. These 2 pots are the next size up!
You will need to replant about once a year. If the plant is root bound, new leaves will not unfurl. I will repot this one in about 2 months.
You should use high quality, nutrient rich potting soil that also has draining properties. Your pot should have drainage holes as well.
This plant likes a lot of sun and needs bright, indirect light for most of the day. It can handle some full sun and some low light for part of the day
Water only when the soil has completely dried out. About once a week in the summer, and every 2 weeks in winter.
Splits along the leaves are normal, these are because the plant has adapted to strong winds in the wild.
Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer. Dilute a general fertilizer to half of its strength with water. I am adding 1tbsp to 1/2 cup of water
What you'll need
Schultz Premium Potting Soil Plus
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